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.

  • Live
5 Total Updates since May 5, 2012
  • Important 2
  • Updates 3
  • Articles 2
  • All Updates 5

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.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

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.vc97ec6e

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.