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Rangers avoid losing streaks, Stars end slide

News and Notes for March 4

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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.

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Stepan's goal lifts Rangers past Capitals

Center scores 17 seconds into third period to break tie

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Stepan's go-ahead goal

NYR@WSH: Stepan fires puck off defender for the lead

3/4/16: Derek Stepan rewards the Rangers' forecheck, firing the puck off a defender and into the net, giving New York a 3-2 lead in the 3rd

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WASHINGTON -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said he needed backup goaltender Antti Raanta to be great against the NHL's best team. Raanta rose to the occasion.

Derek Stepan scored the go-ahead goal 17 seconds into the third period and Raanta made 32 saves to lift the Rangers to a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Friday.

 

 

 

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Situation Room

Video Review: NYR @ WSH - 10:58 of the Second Period

Video determined that the puck completely crossed the goal line

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Situation Room: NYR vs. WSH

Situation Room: Goal stands after challenge

3/4/16: After a video review called a goal on the ice, the Rangers challenge goaltender interference, and the call stands as a good goal

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At 10:58 of the second period in the Rangers/Capitals game, video review determined that the puck completely crossed the New York goal line. Good goal Washington.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: NYR @ WSH - 10:58 of the Second Period

Original call stands, good goal Capitals

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Situation Room: NYR vs. WSH

Situation Room: Goal stands after challenge

3/4/16: After a video review called a goal on the ice, the Rangers challenge goaltender interference, and the call stands as a good goal

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At 10:58 of the second period in the Rangers/Capitals game, New York requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Washington player interfered with New York goaltender Antti Raanta prior to Jay Beagle'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.

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game preview

Raanta starts for Rangers against Capitals

New York No. 1 Henrik Lundqvist out with neck spasms

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

RANGERS (37-21-6) at CAPITALS (47-12-4)

TV: 7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SNE, SNO, SNP, MSG 2, CSN-DC+

ARLINGTON, Va
. -- Goaltender Antti Raanta is expected to start for the New York Rangers against the Washington Capitals on Friday.

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