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Rangers vs. Capitals: Game 2 of round 2 of Stanley Cup playoffs

The Rangers defeated the Capitals, 3-2, in Game 2 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on May 2, 2015.

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers
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Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates Martin St. Louis #26 and Kevin Klein #8 during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers
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Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers
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Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Derick Brassard scores the
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The New York Rangers' Derick Brassard scores the winning goal against the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Jesper Fast tries to
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The New York Rangers' Jesper Fast tries to put the puck past the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck in the third period against the Washington Capitals during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his third-period goal against the New York Rangers during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers
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Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck in the third period past Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes
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Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a third-period save against Jesper Fast #19 of the New York Rangers during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers defends
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Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers defends against Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals in the second period during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his second-period goal against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers with teammate Jason Chimera #25 during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers rolls over after making a save in the second period against Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner and the New
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The Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner and the New York Rangers' Rick Nash get tangled up during the second period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The New York Rangers' James Sheppard tries to
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The New York Rangers' James Sheppard tries to put the puck past the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby during the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Rick Nash fights for
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The New York Rangers' Rick Nash fights for the puck with the Washington Capitals' Jay Beagle and the Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Chris Kreider tussles with
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The New York Rangers' Chris Kreider tussles with the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin in front of the net during the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Rick Nash celebrates Dan
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The New York Rangers' Rick Nash celebrates Dan Boyle's goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals with teammate Jesper Fast #19 during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a diving save
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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a diving save on a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) and center
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) and center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) react after the Rangers scored a goal during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) shoots to
Photo Credit: AP / Frank Franklin II

Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) shoots to score a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) and Nicklas Backstrom (19) during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Washington Capitals left wing Curtis Glencross falls to
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Washington Capitals left wing Curtis Glencross falls to the ice as he passes off the puck against Rangers defensemen Dan Boyle (22) and Keith Yandle (93) during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Rangers left wing Chris Kreider, second from right,
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Rangers left wing Chris Kreider, second from right, and right wing Jesper Fast (19) celebrate Kreider's goal as the Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin (8) skates past during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) falls to
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) falls to the ice as he fights for the puck against Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein (8) and center Dominic Moore (28) during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) reacts after
Photo Credit: AP / Frank Franklin II

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) reacts after scoring a goal against the Rangers during the second period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and center Derick
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Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and center Derick Brassard (16) celebrate with defenseman Dan Boyle (22), who scored a power play goal against the Washington Capitals, during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) celebrates with defenseman
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Rangers center Derick Brassard (16) celebrates with defenseman Dan Boyle (22) after Boyle score a goal on a power play against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson falls to
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson falls to the ice as he controls the puck against the Rangers during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) falls to
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Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) falls to the ice as he tries to control the puck between Rangers defensemen Dan Boyle (22) and Keith Yandle (93) during the first period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York.

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