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Rangers Fall 3-2 Against Washington - Game Recap

The Rangers came up short Sunday against the Capitals, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

The Capitals were a +135 underdog in the win. The combined score pushed PUSH the total, which closed at 5.

Nicklas Backstrom potted the shootout winner for Washington. Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring at 7:54 of the first period.

Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 32 New York shots in the victory.

Arron Asham and Derek Stepan scored for the Rangers, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 24 shots for the Rangers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Washington scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while New York went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 32-24.

Washington heads into a battle against the Islanders. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.