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Alex Ovechkin at least had a goal. Searching for exactly what the New York Rangers' high-priced forwards did in a 3-1 loss in Game 1 of the first-round series against Ovechkin's Capitals on Thursday night takes you to the back page of the score sheet. Brad Richards was a minus-1 and had one shot on goal. Rick Nash was more active with five shots (and four more that either missed or were blocked). No points. No assists. Both were outshined at Verizon Center by teammate Carl Hagelin, who had the Rangers' lone goal and had two scoring chances -- a second-period breakaway and a post in third period -- that were better than what either Richards or Nash put on Caps goalie Braden Holtby. Oh, and Hagelin makes $875,000 -- 13.1 percent of Richard's salary or 11.2 percent of Nash's. "He played well for us," Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said. "When he's moving his legs, he's at the top of his game. I think a lot of guys had some solid games out there. He led the way up front." Hagelin i...
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