The Rangers opened up the series with a 301 win over the Capitals at MSG. This was one of those games that saw it all: great goaltending, offense, defense, and penalty killing. The powerplay was lacking for both sides, but that’s what happens in this kind of game.
Here’s the scoring:
There’s not much to be said on this goal but dumb luck. Artem Anismov picked up the puck behind the net, swung it around, and got a few lucky bounces en route to a goal. It happens, this time it worked out in the Rangers favor.
1-1 Tie Game
This goal was a matter of perfection from the Capitals. Brooks Laich wound up with the puck on his stick, and floated a perfect saucer pass to Jason Chimera, who just had to make contact with the puck to slide it through Henrik Lundqvist’s five hole. There was nothing the Rangers could do on this goal. It was a perfect pass. even Bobby Orr had no shot at that.
This goal was the product of solid defensive pressure and opportune timing. With th...