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Capitals-Rangers: Late Goal Propels Washington to Round Two

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Sergei Fedorov scored with 4:59 remaining in the game, breaking a 1-1 tie and bringing down the house, as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1, advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since their trip to the finals in the 1997-98 season.

The Capitals became just the 21st team in NHL history to win a series after trailing 3-1. Fedorov, 39, took a head-man pass from Matt Bradley and skated down the right wing. He hit the brakes hard, faking out defenseman Wade Redden, and fired a high slap shot to the glove side to beat goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

It was an uneven game, with the two teams trading first-period goals. Nik Antropov took a drop pass from Brandon Dubinsky i...

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