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Rangers hold off Caps, cut deficit to 2-1

May 6, 2013 • National News


New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) blocks a shot in front of goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, in the second period of Game 3 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Washington Capitals in New York, Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night.

The Rangers finally found their offense and got back into their first-round playoff series. New York still trails 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series, with Game 4 here Wednesday night.

Stepan gave the Rangers the lead for good with 6:25 remaining when he deftly tipped in a pass in front from Rick Nash. Asham had put New York in front 3-2 at 2:53, but Jay Beagle got the Capitals even again 4:26 later.

“It was an interesting game,” Stepan said. “The flows of it were up and down. Early lead, they tie it. We get another one, they tie it.

“As a team we just stuck together. On the bench everyone had a good feeling.”

Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists for the Rangers, who managed only one goal in the first two Login to read more

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