WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring in the first period against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 5, 2012 in Washington City. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Vs. Rangers, Game 4: Mike Green's Goal Gives Washington 3-2 Win, Ties Series 2-2

The Capitals held off the Rangers in game 4, knotting the best-of-seven series at 2-2 as it heads back to New York.

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Capitals Vs. Rangers, Game 4 Final Score: Mike Green Goal Boosts Washington To 3-2 Win

Mike Green's third period power play goal turned out to be the game-winner as the Washington Capitals topped the New York Rangers, 3-2. The win evens the Eastern Conference Semifinal series at 2-2, and it eliminates any momentum the Rangers held after a triple overtime triumph in Game 3.

Green teed up a slap shot from the point that got by defenseman Ryan McDonagh and beat Henrik Lundqvist through the five-hole.

New York never held a lead in the hockey game. The Capitals scored the opening goal on an Alex Ovechkin shot off a Chris Kreider turn over, and after Artem Anisimov tied the game at 1-1, Nicklas Backstrom grabbed momentum right back in the form of an incredible shift that resulted in a goal.

Marian Gaborik scored the Rangers' second goal about five minutes after Backstrom's tally to tie the score, but the Rangers ran out of clock late in the third and couldn't respond to Green's eventual game-winner.

The officiating was questionable on both sides, perhaps most notably late in the third period when it appeared that Mike Knuble had knocked a puck clean over the glass with his glove. The officials gathered and decided not to give New York a power play.

Game 5 will be played Monday at Madison Square Garden.

We have full coverage of Game 4 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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