Capitals Vs. Rangers, Game 4 Score: Nicklas Backstrom Gives Washington Lead, But NY Answers

We often hear how momentum is vital in the playoffs, but for much of the first half of the second period, the New York Rangers had all of it. The Washington Capitals couldn't get any pucks on Henrik Lundqvist's goal, and the Rangers were absolutely rolling.

But momentum can be a fickle thing, and Nicklas Backstrom proved that one player can step on the ice and completely change it in a heartbeat. Backstrom shrugged off Artem Anisimov in the corner, then cycled the puck and moved out to the hash mark. He picked up a pass from Jason Chimera and gave the Capitals the lead for the second time on the afternoon.

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Marian Gaborik tied the score for the Capitals about five minutes later on an assist from Anisimov, who's been involved in a lot of scoring situations in Game 4. After the second period, the score is tied, which has become just about a guarantee in every game of this series so far.

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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