NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Washington|
(Sunday, March 10th)
Final Score: NY Rangers 4, Washington 1
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan scored 41
seconds apart in the second period, as the visiting New York Rangers beat the
Washington Capitals, 4-1.
Brad Richards and Derek Stepan supplied the other goals for the Rangers, who
have won five of their last six games. Seldom-used backup Martin Biron made 28
"We get him in a game, he wins us the game, plus it gives (Henrik Lundqvist) a
day off, plus a full day off tomorrow. Really happy how it played out here,"
New York head coach John Tortorella said about Biron.
Braden Holtby was pulled after allowing three New York goals on 19 shots.
Michal Neuvirth finished with 10 saves in relief.
The loss snapped Washington's four-game winning streak at Verizon Center.
Boyle snapped a 1-1 tie at 10:53 of the middle stanza with his first goal of
On a delayed penalty, Boyle fired a slap shot from atop the left circle past
Holtby before the Capitals were able to gain possession of the puck for the
whistle to be blown.
Washington captain Alex Ovechkin was actually going to be assessed two
penalties and the tally wiped out one of the infractions.
The Rangers converted on the ensuing power play at 11:34. Michael Del Zotto
fed Rick Nash for a one-timer from the right circle that deflected in off
Callahan, who was providing a screen in front of Holtby.
Richards beat Neuvirth with 1:12 to play in the third period.
The Capitals jumped out to an early lead, but the Rangers responded later in
the first period on a goal by Stepan.
Steve Oleksy put Washington on the board, as his shot from the right point
found its way behind Biron 2:16 into the contest for his first NHL goal.
"To get that one out of the way helps a lot, but at the end of the day we were
looking for two points and we were unable to get that," Oleksy said.
New York pulled even when Stepan banked a backhander from below the icing
line in off Holtby's right skate at 11:31.
Nash, Ryan McDonagh and Carl Hagelin each had two assists ... The Rangers are
3-1-1 in their last five road games ... Washington was 0-for-3 on the power
03/10 16:00:18 ET