RANGERS DEFEAT LEAGUE-LEADING CAPITALS After seeing their 2-0 lead erased in the second period, Derek Stepan (1-1-2) scored the go-ahead goal just 17 seconds into the final stanza to lead the New York Rangers past the NHL-leading Washington Capitals for their fourth win in five games (4-1-0).
* At 38-21-6 (82 points), the Rangers increased their lead to five points over the idle New York Islanders (35-20-7, 77 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division.
* Stepan scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season and had an assist for his seventh multiple-point game of the season.
Linesman Darren Gibbs is currently being assessed by medical personnel after being hit with the puck during the third period of the Oilers/Blue Jackets game. The game will continue with two referees and one linesman.
Situation Room: Goal stands after challenge in 3rd
3/4/16: The Blue Jackets challenge offside on Connor McDavid's goal early in the 3rd, and the call stands as a good goal after review
At 3:22 of the third period in the Oilers/Blue Jackets game, Columbus requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether an Edmonton player interfered with Columbus goaltender Joonas Korpisalo prior to Connor McDavid's goal.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.