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            ***** National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules *****
                               (Saturday, May 2)
 
                    Final Score: NY Rangers 3, Washington 2
 
 New  York, NY  (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle each produced
 first-period goals, and the resilient New York Rangers held off the Washington
 Capitals  down  the stretch for a  critical 3-2 win  in Game 2 of this Eastern
 Conference semifinal series. Derick Brassard added a pivotal goal in the third
 period  to  help New York  even this best-of-seven set  and bounce back from a
 tough  2-1 loss  on  home ice  in  Thursday's opener,  during  which a  costly
 turnover from Boyle from a somewhat controversial  hit  from Nicklas Backstrom
 set  up  Joel Ward's  winner  with  1.3  seconds remaining.  Henrik  Lundqvist
 recorded  30  saves for  New York, marking  the 10th straight  time he has let
 up  two goals  or fewer in a  playoff victory at Madison Square Garden. Braden
 Holtby  stopped 32  shots  for Washington,  which drew  within  3-2 with  9:31
 remaining  on  Alex Ovechkin's second goal  of the series but couldn't come up
 with  the  equalizer. Evgeny Kuznetsov also  scored for the Capitals, who will
 host Game 3 when the series resumes on Monday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 05/02 15:48:25 ET