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Eastern Conference semifinals Game 1: Rangers vs. Capitals

The Rangers fell to the Washington Capitals, 2-1, on a last-second goal by Joel Ward in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Members of the New York Rangers look on
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Members of the New York Rangers look on after the Washington Capitals scored a goal in the final second of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates the game-winning goal against the New York Rangers during the third period of Game 1 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, April 30, 2015.

New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (19)
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New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (19) celebrates a goal by the Rangers against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 1 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals checks
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Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals checks Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in the second period during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers
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Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers defends against Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals in the second period during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net in the second period against the Washington Capitals during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes
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Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a first-period save under pressure from Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the New York Rangers with his teammates during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the New York Rangers with his teammates during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates his first-period
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The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates his first-period goal against the New York Rangers during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

A shot from Washington Capitals (8) Alex Ovechkin
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A shot from Washington Capitals (8) Alex Ovechkin sails behind New York Rangers goalie (30) Henrik Lundqvist to score during the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot past Dan Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers for a first-period power-play goal during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers
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Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers is checked in the first period by Brooks Orpik #44 of the Washington Capitals during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

A general view of Madison Square Garden during
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A general view of Madison Square Garden during the national anthem before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Rangers fans bang on the glass during pregame
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Rangers fans bang on the glass during pregame warmups before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2015.

Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the
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Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2015.

New York Rangers fans Anthony Simone, of Queens,
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New York Rangers fans Anthony Simone, of Queens, shows his team pride before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

New York Rangers fan Vanessa Coronel, of Floral
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New York Rangers fan Vanessa Coronel, of Floral Park, shows her team pride before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Rangers fans head to the game Game 1
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Rangers fans head to the game Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2015.

Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the
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Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2015.

Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the
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Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2015.

Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the
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Rangers fans head to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2015.

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