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NHL Playoff Capsules

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NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky broke a tie with 1:39 left and the New York Rangers beat Washington 3-2 on Sunday to cut the Capitals' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

After the Rangers managed only one goal in two losses at Washington, Dubinsky, Vinny Prospal and Erik Christensen figured out young Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth.

Henrik Lundqvist was sharp again, making 24 saves. New York got 35 shots through on Neuvirth after a combined 47 in the opening two games.

Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, and Mike Knuble also scored for the Capitals.

Game 4 is in New York on Wednesday night.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Fisher scored the go-ahead goal at 10:21 of the third period, and Nashville took advantage of Bobby Ryan sitting out the first of his two-game suspension by beating Anaheim to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference first-round eries.

The NHL suspended Ryan on Saturday for stomping Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum's foot late in the Ducks' 5-3 victory Friday night. Ryan also will miss Game 4 on Wednesday night in Nashville.

Martin Erat had a power-play goal and an assist, David Legwand and Jordin Tootoo also scored, and Ryan Suter had two assists for Nashville. Teemu Selanne scored twice, Matt Beleskey added a goal, and Corey Perry had two assists for Anaheim.

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