The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals in the first game of their second round match-up in the 2012 NHL Playoffs. The game was tied at zero after one, and one after two periods, before the Rangers put the Caps away with two goals in the third.
Neither team was able to convert on a power play, and both had four opportunities. Neither goaltender saw much actions, as there were 32 shots combined. The Rangers scored three goals on only 14 attempts.
The three Rangers goals were scored by Brad Richards, Chris Kreider and Artem Anisimov. Kreider recorded an assist, to go along with his goal.
Ryan McDonagh attempted a game-high four shots on goal. Ryan Callahan racked up a game-high eight hits.
Game two is scheduled for Monday, at 7:30 PM.