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Discuss: Rangers overcome Caps’ comeback, even series

May 8, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Ryane Clowe #29 of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal by Carl Hagelin #62 (not shown) at 10:13 of the second period against the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Getty Images

This was a game that saw some dramatic shifts in momentum. The Rangers took a two-goal lead, only to cough it up and then later regain it. Washington attempted one more comeback, but ultimately fell short in a 4-3 loss.

The Capitals have squandered their 2-0 series lead as it’s all even going into Game 5 on Friday.

Here are the talking points:

  • Rangers forward Rick Nash has been struggling in his second career playoff series. He has one assist and a minus-one rating in four games.
  • The Washington Capitals lost Martin Erat early in this one after a dangerous three-player collision
  • The New York Rangers absolutely dominated on the draw with an 64% faceoff success rate.
  • Rangers forward Ryane Clowe returned from a suspected concussion tonight and ended up with an assist and four hits in 12:19 minutes of ice time.
  • Five different players scored their first goal of the series tonight. Overall, 16 different players have scored a combined 19 goals in this series, so clearly neither team has a single player or line that’s been leading the offensive charge.
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