Mats Zuccarello scored a third-period goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in the New York Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
The Washington Capitals wrapped up their back-to-back matinee weekend facing the New York Rangers in Manhattan, suffering their second loss in as many days.
The second period opened with the Rangers nursing a one-goal lead. The Rangers had only three shots in the second period when the Caps tied it on a late Alex Ovechkin power play goal.
The Rangers broke on top on an early Ryan McDonagh goal, then had another overturned on video replay. Rangers up, 1-0.
Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps say farewell to the Joe and prepare to take on the Rangers, Orpik pummels Ott and more.
In the shootout's fifth round Henrik Zetterberg bested Braden Holtby for the win
A goal from Tomas Tatar less than four minutes into the middle frame had the Red Wings up 2 but a late goal from Zach Sanford pulled Washington to within one once again.
Frans Nielsen's 11th goal of the year was the only one tallied in the game's opening twenty minutes.
With their bye week now over, the Washington Capitals will be getting back in the full swing of things. Can they maintain their dominance?
Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The boys are back in town, back on the ice and back in action as they head to Detroit for a matinee, and more.