Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Final Score and Results Game 5: Rangers extend series

Score Updated: OT Final
Washington 1
NY Rangers 2

The Washington Capitals take on the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series on Friday at 7:00 PM ET at the Madison Square Garden.

The Washington Capitals have the chance to close out the series in tonight’s game agains the NY Rangers. The Capitals pulled off a 2-1 Game Four win that brought them into 3-1 series lead.

On the season, the Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals and 25.3 percent in powerplays. Defensively, the Capitals are yielding 2.4 goals and 81.2 percent in penalty kills against the opposing teams.

In the playoffs, Alex Oveckin leads in points with eight, (4 in goals and 4 in assists). Nicklas Backtrom has also contributed seven points, while Joel Ward has six points for the Capitals. Jason Chimera, Jay Beagle, Johnshon Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetzov each has five points throughout the postseason.

Goalie Braden Holtby has been sharp so far, yielding 1.48 goals per game in 95.0 percent saving percentage. If the Capitals have to win this match, then Holtby must be at his best.

The New York Rangers are hoping to extend the series. While the Rangers have struggled to score against Holtby, they have to make changes in enhancing their offense. Derick Brassard scored a goal for the Rangers in Game 4 but that’s it. There’s not a lot of help coming from other players.

On the season, the Rangers are averaging 3.0 goals and 16.8 percent in powerplays. Defensively, the Rangers are yielding 2.3 goals and 84.3 percent in penalty kills.

Rick Nash and Derick Brassard are the leaders in points with six apiece. Brassard leads in goals with five and Nash in assists with five. Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin have four points each so far in the playoffs.

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist yields 1.65 goals per game with 93.9 saving percentage. Can he tame the offense of the Capitals?
Capitals vs Rangers live stream is on NBC Sports Live Extra. Capitals vs Rangers tv channel schedule is on NBCSN.Capitals vs Rangers scores and results will be posted here. Who will win this match?

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