Rangers Vs. Capitals: New York Finishes Off Washington, 6-3, In Friday Afternoon Shootout

The Washington Capitals had their two-game winning streak snapped on Friday afternoon by the Rangers, 6-3, in a game that saw New York score a barrage of goals in the game’s second and third periods. Coming off consecutive 4-3 wins over Phoenix and Winnipeg on Monday and Wednesday, the Capitals hoped to be completely out of the funk that had seen them drop six of seven prior to their two wins earlier this week. However, after allowing six goals to the Rangers in Friday afternoon’s loss, the Capitals may not quite be out of the woods just yet.

Marian Gaborik got the scoring started for the Rangers three and a half minutes into the second period. A few short minutes later, Artem Anisimov netted his second goal of the season to put NY up by two. Rusian Fedotenko put the Rangers up by three just over a minute later and it appeared the game was headed for a blowout. Goals by Brouwer and Carlson, however, cut the lead to 3-2 with still more than seven minutes to play in the period. New York increased the lead back to two with the sixth goal of the period when Brian Boyle capitalized on a loose rebound in front of Michael Neuvirth and scored.

Alex Ovechkin scored a meaningless goal, his eighth of the season, in the third period with the Caps trailing 5-2. The goal snapped Ovi’s six-game streak without finding the net.

The Capitals are now 12-8-1 on the year, and have fallen out of the top spot in the Southeastern Division and all the way down to eighth overall in the Eastern Conference . They’ll skate again tomorrow night at Buffalo. For more Caps coverage, visit Japers’ Rink.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.