New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals Game 5: Live Score, Updates & Analysis

Isaac SmithAnalyst IMay 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04:  Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Washington won the game 1-0.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers by a 2-1 score in overtime on Friday night.

The Rangers took the lead, as Brian Boyle scored for the "Blueshirts" just 53 seconds into the contest after taking a nice pass from Derick Brassard.

In the second period, the Capitals took just 11 seconds on the power play to score. Joel Ward potted his first goal of the playoffs off of a nice one-timer from Marcus Johansson.

The game remained tied 1-1 for the rest of the game. The 60 minutes of regulation time in themselves were a defensive struggle; but once overtime hit, both teams seemed to throw defense to the wind.

Mike Ribeiro tapped in a rebound off of a Karl Alzner point shot for the overtime-winning goal.


Final score, Washington Capitals 2, New York Rangers 1, OT.