Rangers Vs. Capitals, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 7: Rangers Lead 1-0 After First Period

The Rangers struck first in Game 7 of their series with the Capitals and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Brad Richards scored to get the Rangers on the board just 1:32 into the game. Richards' goal was assisted by Carl Hagelin and Michael Del Zotto.

The two teams tied with eight shots on goal each during the first period, while the Rangers held a 4-2 advantage on takeaways. New York failed to capitalize on the only power play opportunity of the first period. Washington's Matt Hendricks picked up the only penalty when he was whistled for hooking.

The winner of this game will move on to face the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.

For all news and information regarding the Washington Capitals, please visit Japers' Rinkor check out SB Nation DC. For updates and perspective on the New York Rangers, head on over to Blueshirt Banter or stop by SB Nation New York. For complete coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.