Rangers Vs. Capitals, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Caps Tie It 1-1 After Second Period

The Rangers struck first in Game 5, but the Capitals tied it up in the second period and the two teams head into the final intermission tied 1-1.

Washington center Brooks Laich scored the tying goal, beating Henrik Lundqvist. The goal was a bit of a right spot at the right time situation as the puck deflected off a Ranger and right to Laich, who buried the shot past Lundqvist.

The Rangers outshot the Capitals 9-6 in the second period but were unable to capitalize on either of their two power-play opportunities. That has been a common theme for New York in this series, as the Rangers have scored on just two of their 16 power-play opportunities.

We have full coverage of Game 5 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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