NEW YORK - Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal with 7 minutes, 27 seconds remaining snapped a tie and gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers that squared their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece on Monday night.
A little less than six minutes after Ryan Callahan got the Rangers even with a power-play goal, Ovechkin put the Capitals ahead for good after they had squandered a 2-0 lead.
Former Flyer Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera scored first-period goals for the Capitals, who will host the next two games of the series. Washington is trying to repeat its first-round feat when it lost the series opener but rallied to beat Boston in seven games. The Capitals have earned four of their five wins in this postseason on the road.