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Home ice rules again: Ribeiro, Capitals beat Rangers 2-1 in OT, take 3-2 series lead

Friday, 05.10.2013 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Home ice rules again: Ribeiro, Capitals beat Rangers 2-1 in OT, take 3-2 series lead

WASHINGTON - Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum — and the lead — in their first-round playoff series.

Ribeiro put in the puck after Troy Brouwer deflected a shot from the blue line.

The Capitals lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday in New York.

The home team has won every game in the series, with Washington taking the first two and New York pulling even in Games 3 and 4. The Capitals have been fighting history along the way: The franchise has lost eight playoff series in which it has held a two-game lead.

Brian Boyle scored for New York in the first minute. Joel Ward tied it in the second period.

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