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Eastern Conference semifinals Game 7: Rangers vs. Capitals

The Rangers beat the Washington Capitalsin overtime, 2-1, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts advance to the conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist celebrates his victory
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New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist celebrates his victory over the Washington Capitals in overtime of game 7 of their Eastern Conference SemiFinal, Stanley Cup Playoffs match at Madison Square Garden on the evening of May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers Ryan McDonagh tangles at center
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New York Rangers Ryan McDonagh tangles at center ice with Washington Capitals Brooks Laich during the 3rd period of game 7 of their Eastern Conference SemiFinal, Stanley Cup Playoffs match at Madison Square Garden on the evening of May 13, 2015.

Washington Capitals Brooks Orpik collides with New York
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Washington Capitals Brooks Orpik collides with New York Rangers Dan Boyle during the 3rd period of game 7 of their Eastern Conference SemiFinal, Stanley Cup Playoffs match at Madison Square Garden on the evening of May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers' Derek Stepan scores on Washington
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New York Rangers' Derek Stepan scores on Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby to win in overtime during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers' Derek Stepan scores on Washington
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New York Rangers' Derek Stepan scores on Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby to win in overtime during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers celebrates
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Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers celebrates his team's overtime victory against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers
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Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second-period goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates Keith Yandle #93 and J.T. Miller #10 during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal
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The New York Rangers celebrate their overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers
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Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal in the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Kevin Hayes scores on
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The New York Rangers' Kevin Hayes scores on the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby during the second period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on the Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals defends against
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Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals defends against Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in the first period during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 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 Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers
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Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers defends against Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Rick Nash tries to
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The New York Rangers' Rick Nash tries to put the puck past the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby on a break away during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a second-period save against the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist makes a
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The New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during the first period Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers' Chris Kreider tries to
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The New York Rangers' Chris Kreider tries to put the puck past the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals defends
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John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals defends against Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers in the first period during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals checks
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Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals checks Jesper Fast #19 of the New York Rangers in the first period during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers
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Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers is stopped on a breakaway in the first period by Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers has a first-period shot blocked by Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Capitals during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates with defenseman John Carlson (74) after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) reacts
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) reacts as he skates past New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) after scoring during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores on New
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The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson (90) and
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Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson (90) and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) battle for the puck during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals takes
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Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot against Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save in the first period against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.

Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers
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Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers handles the puck against Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and
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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) race after the puck during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) collides
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New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) collides with Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) blocks
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) blocks a shot attempt by the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and
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Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) get tangled up with New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) and right wing Kevin Hayes (13) during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the Stanley Cup playoffs, Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The New York Rangers face off against the
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The New York Rangers face off against the Washington Capitals to start Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals stands
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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals stands in the tunnel with his team before playing against the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.

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