The shootout score was tied at two in the fourth-round between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers. Alex Ovechkin was attempting a shot on goaltender Alexander Georgiev and he threw his stick. It should have been an automatic goal, but it wasn’t ruled a goal on the ice at first.
When the officials went to replay, they overturned the call and Ovechkin was rewarded a goal. Because of it, Washington won the game over New York and the final score was actually 3-2.
Ryan Strome scored a goal for the Rangers 45 seconds into the game.
Carl Hagelin tied the game at one for the Capitals 1:18 later in the period. Andre Burakovsky scored for Washington with 9:58 remaining in the first-period.
Pavel Buchnevich tied the game at two for New York with 5:40 remaining in the second-period.
Braden Holtby made 22 saves for the Washington Capitals. Alexander Georgiev made 37 saves for the New York Rangers.
Washington swept the season series from New York 4-0. The Capitals next game will be on the road on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers next game will be on the road on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars.