Behind two goals from Matt Bradley, the Washington Capitals extended their season with a 4-0 victory over the New York Rangers. Bradley scored the first two goals of the game to help the Capitals force a Game 6 in Madison Square Garden.
Bradley had not scored a goal in the playoffs prior to today’s game against New York.
Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals as Semin netted his 4th goal of the postseason.
However, the goal of the game came from none other than Alexander Ovechkin, who swept past Chris Drury, curled around Derek Morris, and lifted a backhanded shot past Henrik Lundqvist while falling to the ice. The goal was Ovechkin’s second of the postseason.
As for the Capitals’ netminder, Simeon Varlamov stopped 20 of 20 Ranger shots to earn him his second shutout of the postseason.
Henrik Lundqvist was pulled from the net after two periods, giving up 4 goals on 14 shots. Steve Valiquette stood between the pipes during the third period, stopping all seven shots faced.
Check out the highlights of the game: