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.
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
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.