The New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals are tied 1-1 after two periods of play on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. After a scoreless first, both teams battled through an intense second period to end up at this point in the third game of the series.
New York got on the board first with a power play goal from Ryan Callahan, his fourth goal of the playoffs. Michael Del Zotto and Marian Gaborik assisted him on the goal. Callahan found a loose puck in front of the net barely seven minutes into the second frame and poked it in for the score. You can see his goal here.
Four minutes later, the Capitals answered when John Carlson went top shelf to the stick side of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist to tie the game. It was Carlson's first goal of the postseason. Alexander Semin assisted him.
New York had 12 shots on goal versus just eight for the Capitals in the second period.