One goal by the New York Rangers was enough to send this series against the Capitals back to Washington for a decisive Game 7.
One goal will likely be the margin of difference as these teams fight to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.
The Rangers held serve on home ice Sunday, winning 1-0 as Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his seventh career playoff shutout. Derick Brassard's slap shot from the point midway through the second period stood as the game-winner. The home team has won all six games in this series and the last 10 postseason matchups dating back to last year's conference semifinals.
"We are just going to have the same mentality we had coming into this game,'' Brassard said. "We just played our game, had fun. The guys were relaxed, and that's what we need to do (Monday).''
Last year's series also went the distance, with the Rangers posting a 2-1 victory in Game 7 as Lundqvist made 22 saves while Bra...