NY Rangers 6, Washington 3

Friday, November 25, 2011 4:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 11-5-1-2 5-1-0-1 6-4-1-1 W1
Washington 12-8-0-1 8-2-0-1 4-6-0-0 L1


Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice and the New York Rangers erupted for four goals in the second period of a 6-3 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Friday afternoon.

Ryan Callahan had three assists while Daniel Girardi, Brad Richards and Artem Anisimov also enjoyed multi-point performances in the win.

Alex Ovechkin finally scored his first home goal of the season for the Capitals, who lost for just the second time in regulation in their own building.

The teams played a scoreless opening 20 minutes before the Rangers broke the game open in a wild second period. Marian Gaborik and Anisimov scored 3 1/2 minutes apart early in the period, and Fedotenko extended the advantage at 7:55 by converting a Marcus Johansson turnover from point-blank range.

Troy Brouwer and John Carlson scored to trim the deficit to a single goal by the 13-minute mark, but Brian Boyle made it 4-2 with 3:11 remaining after banging home a rebound of his initial shot that handcuffed Washington netminder Michal Neuvirth.

Richards added to the lead at 4:15, but Ovechkin answered less than two minutes later with his first goal in 11 home games to keep Washington in the hunt. The tally ended Ovechkin's seven-game goalless drought.

Fedotenko concluded the scoring at 11:40, capping his first multi-goal game since Feb. 21, 2009.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Washington
Ryan Callahan 3 Points Troy Brouwer 2
Ruslan Fedotenko 2 Goals Troy Brouwer 1
Ryan Callahan 3 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 2
Artem Anisimov 1 Power Play Goals John Carlson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .857 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .818
Henrik Lundqvist 18 Saves Michal Neuvirth 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 33 6 1-5 3-4 8 37
Washington 21 3 1-4 4-5 10 28

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Capitals have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Rangers have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .444 after a loss.
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