Washington 4, NY Rangers 1

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 22-9-1-3 11-3-0-2 11-6-1-1 L1
Washington 18-15-0-2 12-5-0-1 6-10-0-1 W1


Alexander Semin had two goals and Marcus Johansson scored for the first time in 20 games as the Washington Capitals cruised to a 4-1 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves to snap the Rangers' five-game winning streak. The Capitals improved to 12-5-1 at home and moved to 6-6-1 under new head coach Dale Hunter.

Semin’s second goal of the game came with less than three minutes to play to secure the victory. Alex Ovechkin picked up his second assist of the night, snapping a 23 game multi-point drought.

Troy Brouwer and Semin scored less than three minutes apart in the second period to give the Capitals a 3-1 lead. Brouwer’s 10th goal of the season came at 10:24 when he deflected defenseman John Carlson's point shot past a helpless Martin Biron. Semin’s first of the night came when he backhanded the puck over Biron on a breakaway.

After Johansson’s seventh goal of the season put the Capitals up 1-0, Brandon Dubinsky tied the game with less than three minutes left in the first period.

The goal was set up when captain Ryan Callahan blocked a shot to send the Rangers on a 2-on-1 advantage. Dubinsky finished off the odd-man rush by snapping his third goal of the season over Vokoun’s glove.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Washington
Brandon Dubinsky 1 Points Alexander Semin 2
Brandon Dubinsky 1 Goals Alexander Semin 2
Ryan Callahan 1 Assists Alex Ovechkin 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Martin Biron .826 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .969
Martin Biron 19 Saves Tomas Vokoun 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 32 1 0-5 2-2 4 23
Washington 23 4 0-2 5-5 10 28

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Capitals have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Rangers have a W/L % of .727 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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