Washington Falls 4-1 to Rangers - Recap
Rick Nash scored a pair of goals against the Capitals as New York handed Washington a 4-1 defeat on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -145 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
Rick Nash (2), Ryan Callahan, and Derek Stepan each scored for the Rangers in the victory. Nash opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 1:10 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Henrik Lundqvist turned in a 24-save effort for the Rangers.
Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Henrik Lundqvist.
Braden Holtby stopped 17 of 18 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 1-for-5, while the Capitals were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 26-25.
Next game, New York takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Washington, they head home to face Ottawa.