Artem Anisimov scored the lone Rangers goal, with 12:38 elapsed in the second period. He was assisted by Ruslan Fedotenko and Ryan McDonagh. Jason Chimera answered for the Capitals with just before time expired in the period. He was assisted by Brooks Laich.
The Capitals have out-shot the Rangers, 13-8 and have failed to convert on four power plays. Ryan McDonagh has taken the most individual shots with three. Ryan Callahan leads the game in hits, with six.
The Rangers are the first seed in the Eastern Conference. The remainder of the game can be seen on NBC.