New York, NY (Sports Network) - Derek Stepan's third-period goal proved to be
the difference as the New York Rangers held off the Washington Capitals, 4-3,
in Game 4 to even their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at two games
Carl Hagelin registered a goal and two assists, while Dan Girardi and Brad
Richards each scored once for the Rangers, who took both games at Madison
Square Garden after falling down 0-2 on the road.
Henrik Lundqvist backstopped the victory with 27 saves, including 14 in the
final frame to help the Rangers hang on down the stretch.
Mathieu Perreault posted a goal and an assist in the setback, with Troy
Brouwer and Karl Alzner adding a tally apiece for the Capitals, who received
30 saves from Braden Holtby.
Washington will look to respond from back-to-back setbacks Friday, when the
series shifts back to the nation's capital for Game 5.
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