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Rangers go to three OTs for 2-1 lead

WASHINGTON — Marian Gaborik scored with 5:19 left in the third overtime Wednesday to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Capitals and 2-1 series lead in the East semifinal.

It was this season's first triple-overtime game and fifth-longest game in Capitals history. They have lost all five.

Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal 6:41 into the second to put New York ahead 1-0. Michael Del Zotto's shot from the left circle deflected off a Capital to Callahan who was alone in front and had an open net.

Washington tied it 4:29 when defenseman John Carlson skated down the ice and sent a shot off a Rangers defender. The puck came right back to Carson, who put a shot past Henrik Lundqvist.

Rangers 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Capitals 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesStaal, NYR (slashing), 16:32.

Second Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 3 (Del Zotto, Gaborik), 6:41 (pp). 2, Washington, Carlson 1 (Semin, Alzner), 11:10. PenaltiesLaich, Was (hooking), 5:43; Callahan, NYR (slashing), 11:50.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesKnuble, Was (goaltender interference), 14:25; Richards, NYR (tripping), 16:12. First OvertimeNone. PenaltiesSemin, Was (tripping), 17:32. Second OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone. Third Overtime3, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 2 (Richards, Girardi), 14:41. PenaltiesGreen, Was (high-sticking), 2:35. Shots on GoalN.Y. Rangers 10-12-5-10-6-6—49. Washington 13-8-8-8-7-2—46. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Rangers 1 of 4; Washington 0 of 3. GoaliesN.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 6-4-0 (46 shots-45 saves). Washington, Holtby 5-5-0 (49-47). A18,506 (18,398).

Rinne's shutout halves Predators' deficit

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne made 32 saves as he returned to his dominating form and the Predators beat the Coyotes 2-0 on Wednesday. Phoenix still leads the West semifinal 2-1.

After giving up nine goals in the first two games, Rinne, a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, was rarely challenged.

David Legwand and Fisher capitalized on mistakes to score scored 76 seconds apart midway through the first.

Predators 2 0 0 2
Coyotes 0 0 0 0

First Period1, Nashville, Legwand 3 (Bourque), 8:10. 2, Nashville, Fisher 1 (S.Kostitsyn, Erat), 9:16. PenaltiesPouliot, Pho (holding stick), 5:04; Fisher, Nas (interference), 11:04; Legwand, Nas (hooking), 15:39; Morris, Pho (hooking), 17:29.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesAucoin, Pho (interference), 5:58; Morris, Pho (cross-checking), 15:18.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesMorris, Pho (cross-checking), 9:38; S.Kostitsyn, Nas (hooking), 12:59; Erat, Nas (tripping), 14:18. Shots on GoalPhoenix 10-12-10—32. Nashville 8-8-10—26. Power-play opportunitiesPhoenix 0 of 4; Nashville 0 of 5. GoaliesPhoenix, M.Smith 6-3-0 (26 shots-24 saves). Nashville, Rinne 5-3-0 (32-32). A17,113 (17,113).

Kovalchuk status: Ilya Kovalchuk, the Devils' top scorer who missed Game 2 with a lower body injury, said he feels better. But coach Peter DeBoer said the wing likely will miss tonight's Game 3.

Stamkos nominated: Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay award, given to the league MVP as voted by the players. The other finalists: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The three also are the finalists for the Hart Trophy, the MVP as voted on by the media.

Canadiens: Marc Bergevin, the Blackhawks' assistant general manager, was hired as general manager. He also was a defenseman for 20 seasons, including the Lightning's first three starting in 1992-93. In his first act, Bergevin, who replaced the fired Pierre Gauthier, announced interim coach Randy Cunneyworth will go back to being an assistant. He did not say if Cunneyworth would be a candidate for the job and did not give a timetable for a hire.

Rangers go to three OTs for 2-1 lead 05/02/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:36am]
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