May 06

Saturday’s Three Stars: Green’s late goal lifts Caps to 3-2 win over Rangers

No. 1 Star: Mike Green, Washington Capitals

Each team received two power plays apiece, but it was Green who was the only one to capitalize with the extra man as his goal with 5:48 left in the third period broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Capitals 3-2 win over the New York Rangers:

The series is now even at two as things shift to Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

No. 2 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

As both teams traded goals throughout, Backstrom tallied Washington’s second of the afternoon after protecting the puck from Artem Anisimov, then remaining out of sight of the New York defenders: