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Rangers 4, Capitals 3

The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals by the score of 4-3, tonight to cut the Capitals series lead to 2-1. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.

…and we have ourselves a series, folks! My heart is still racing after that final minute. Talk about frantic.

…loved the urgency and desperation from a team that hasn't being very willing to play that way this season.

…it's amazing what happens when Torts spreads the ice time around. Hoping the fact that the bottom half of the Rangers line-up out played the top half convinces Torts to stick with that game plan.

…a month and a half ago Brassard was dying on a vine in Columbus, now he's being named first star in Game 3 of the playoffs.

…Boyle goes to the net hard and scores. Funny how that works. Haven't seen him that aggressive since round one last season.

…all of my disappointment in Asham this season dissipated with one flick of the wrist.

…ladies and gentlemen, your New York Rangers power play quarterback of the future…John Moore!!!!!!

…Staal looked like a guy with blurred vision who hadn't played in a couple of months. Was still great to see him out there.

…Del Zotto was absolutely lost again out there. Wouldn't mind seeing Eminger replace him in Game 4.

…good thing Nash to Stepan clicked late because they were brutal before that. Ditto for the Captain.

…more impressive, the Rangers realizing that shooting the puck leads to power play success or scientists discovering plutonium?

…while they likely won't get much press tomorrow morning, but the two most under-rated plays of the night where Zuccarello's sweet dish on Brassard's goal and McDonagh keeping the puck in seconds before Stepan's game winner.

…if Powe is out for Game 4, any chance Kreider replaces him? I didn't think so either.

…wasn't the diving rule created exactly for what Ovechkin did late in the game. Oh wait, I forgot, he's exempt because he's a star.

…less than 23 minutes for Girardi tonight? Must have felt like a preseason game. Still managed five blocked shots.

…the Garden should be rockin' again as the Rangers look to tie things up Wednesday night.

Game highlights…

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