Derick Brassard scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 6:07 of the third period and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to help the New York Rangers defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 2 and even their Eastern Conference Second Round series at one game apiece.
* The Rangers scored more than two goals in a victory for the first time this postseason. New York earned four 2-1 victories against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round, becoming the third NHL team to win a best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series with each of its wins coming by the same score.
* Each of New York's seven games this postseason has been decided by one goal. In fact, 14 of its past 16 playoff games have been one-goal decisions, including nine consecutive games dating to Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final vs. LAK.
* Lundqvist made 26 of his 30 saves after the first period to improve to 5-2 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .938 save percentage this postseason (7 GP). He has allowed two goals or fewer in 10 consecutive playoff victories at Madison Square Garden dating to last year in Game 1 of New York's opening-round series against the Philadelphia Flyers.