Well this one got ugly, but there was a glimmer of hope at the end. Miscue after miscue, botch after botch, left the Caps down b three until late in the period, when Marcus Johansson scored on a redirect to make it 4-2 New York.
Play has whipped back and forth like hacksaw in a cyclone. The Rangers have seen slightly more of the puck and lead in shots, and as a result the score is 2-1 New York after one period. The Caps will be heading to the power play to start the second.