Capitals Vs. Rangers, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Alex Ovechkin Gives Washington 1-0 Lead In 1st Period

The Washington Capitals lead the New York Rangers by a score of 1-0 after the first period of play in Game 6. New York leads the series and could close it out with a win.

So far, the Capitals are not going quietly. Alexander Ovechkin scored on the power play barely 90 seconds into the game. Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green set up Ovechkin who fired a long slapper from the slot to give the Capitals the lead.

The Rangers failed to convert two power play attempts late in the first, missing an opportunity to tie the score. New York does have an advantage in the shots on goal, with 11 versus nine for Washington. Ryan Callahan shoveled a shot in front of the net, but Marian Gaborik missed the rebound just as the buzzer sounded.

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