Rangers Vs. Capitals, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 1: Washington Falls 3-1 To New York In Series Opener

The Washington Capitals and goaltender Braden Holtby allowed two goals in a 90 second stretch on Saturday afternoon, leading to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers in Game 1 of this 2012 NHL Playoffs second round matchup.

Chris Kreider blew by Roman Hamrlik at the 7:00 mark of the period for his second goal of the playoffs. Just a minute and a half later, Brad Richards lit the lamp for New York. It was Richards' third goal in eight 2012 playoff games. The Rangers scored three goals in Game 1 despite taking just 14 shots.

Jason Chimera scored the lone goal for Washington with just four seconds left in the second period, on a beautiful feed from Brooks Laich.

Game 2 of the series will be played at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

For more on the Washington Capitals, head on over to Japers Rink. For all the latest on the New York Rangers, make sure to visit Blueshirt Banter. Still not enough hockey? The SB Nation NHL Hub Page has all the lastest news from all 30 NHL teams.

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