Rangers Vs. Capitals, Game 3 Score: John Carlson, Ryan Callahan Trade Goals In Second

WASHINGTON -- It was an unlucky bounce, but that's the way it goes in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Ryan Callahan put the New York Rangers up 1-0 with a power-play goal at the 6:41 mark of the second period. Positioned in front of the net on the man advantage, Callahan watched as a shot from Michael Del Zotto took a pinball-like bounce off two Caps before popping out right behind him.

All the Rangers captain had to do was grab the puck, spin and fire it into the back of the cage to give his team the lead.

The Caps didn't stay down for long, though, and it was John Carlson, the unlucky soul who had the puck bounce off his leg before reaching Callahan on the New York goal, who redeemed himself with a great individual effort.

Carlson knotted the score at 1-1 after losing the puck in the slot and regathering it following Marc Staal knocked it back into his midsection. After corralling the puck, Carlson was able to rip a shot over the blocker-side shoulder of Henrik Lundqvist.

We have full coverage of Game 3 between the Capitals and Rangers in our StoryStream. For more on the Capitals, check in with Japers' Rink, and for more on the Rangers, check in with Blueshirt Banter.

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