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The Rangers’ Ryane Clowe celebrates a goal by Carl Hagelin at 10:13 of the second period against the Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hagelin, Brassard Help Send Rangers Back To Washington For Game 5 Tied

Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

05/09/2013

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Determined Rangers Looking To Even Series With Caps At MSG

While the Capitals stayed off the ice on Tuesday to recover, the Rangers held a full practice. They were without forward Rick Nash, who was given a “maintenance day,” and Darroll Powe, who was injured on Monday and is unlikely to play in Game 4.

05/08/2013

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers tends net against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Always Have Hope Because Lundqvist Is Without Peer

Hope never dies with the New York Rangers. Surviving and advancing in the postseason may seem like a desperate wish, but it’s also realistic. That’s primarily because of Henrik Lundqvist.

05/07/2013

Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers (C) celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals along with Mats Zuccarello #36 (R) and Dan Girardi #5 (L) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo: 3 Thoughts From Game 3 Of Rangers-Capitals, And Other Blueshirts Notes

The Rangers did a lot of good things and struggled in other areas. Here are three things I took from Monday night — good and bad.

05/07/2013

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers celebrates his power-play goal. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Prove Mettle In Game 3, Riding Wave Of Confidence

In Game 3, the Rangers finally resembled the team that finished the regular season strongly, a team that no division-winner wants any part of.

05/07/2013

Marc Staal of the New York Rangers plays against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Marc Staal Gives Boost To Rangers, MSG In Return From Serious Eye Injury

Rangers coach John Tortorella certainly wasn’t going to wait any longer to get Staal right back into the heart of the action.

05/07/2013

The Rangers’ Derick Brassard, second from right, celebrates his power-play goal at 1:23 of the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against Washington at Madison Square Garden on May 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Claw Their Way Back Into The Series With Gritty Win In Game 3

Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night.

05/07/2013

Ryane Clowe (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Ryane Clowe Says Game 3 Return For Rangers ‘A Possibility’

Clowe, out since sustaining a suspected concussion on April 25, took part in practice on Sunday.

05/06/2013

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Sensational Lundqvist Deserves Better Than Playoff Misery

Henrik Lundqvist is standing on his head in net and not getting any reward as the Rangers slumping scorers aren’t pulling their weight.

05/05/2013

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

‘The Other Guy’ Braden Holtby Is Looking To Outperform Rangers’ Lundqvist

Less-heralded Braden Holtby is looking to continue outperforming Henrik Lundqvist as the series shifts to Madison Square Garden.

05/05/2013

Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals is knocked to the ice in the third period by Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lifeless Rangers Fall In Overtime, Head Back To MSG In 0-2 Series Hole

Mike Green scored the Game 2 overtime winner. The Rangers have slumped to an 2-0 series deficit due to an absent power play.

05/04/2013

Brian Boyle of the Rangers. (credit: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Boyle Returns For Rangers, Dorsett Debuts Under Playoff Spotlight

Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett were inserted into the Rangers’ lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

05/04/2013

Head coach John Tortorella and the Rangers at Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Put Faith In Meticulous Tortorella; He’ll Self-Correct Rangers Before Game 2

A broken power play, too much time spent in the penalty box and a bizarre off-night from elite netminder Henrik Lundqvist. These trends can’t continue if the Blueshirts wish to march into the Eastern Conference semifinals.

05/03/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save in the first period against the Capitals’ Marcus Johansson during Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on May 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Rangers Fall Asleep In Second Period, Never Recover In Game 1 Loss

Alex Ovechkin’s franchise-record 31st career playoff goal got the Capitals started before teammates Marcus Johansson and Jason Chimera scored 46 seconds apart, and Washington beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1.

05/03/2013

John Tortorella of the New York Rangers coaches against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Underdog Rangers Will Have Short Postseason Stay

The Rangers may be able to push the Caps, but this is Washington’s series to win. The Rangers may get two games, but it’s Oates, Ovechkin and the Capitals who will go on to the second round.

05/02/2013

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