Capitals 4 - Rangers 1

The Washington Capitals took advantage of a slew of Ranger turnovers Wednesday night at the Verizon Center en-route to handing the Blueshirts their first loss in two weeks, a 4-1 decision. All three Caps goals were created by Ranger turnovers; and when the Blueshirts did manage some good offensive chances of their own, Tomas Vokoun was stout in goal for the Caps, who snapped a mini two-game skid with the victory. Marcus Johannson converted a rebound 8:18 into the first period to give the Caps a 1-0 lead, before Brandon Dubinsky netted his third goal of the season---and first on the road---at 17:16 off a 2-on-1 rush. Dubinsky's goal was set up by a Ryan Callahan blocked shot---one of four he had in the opening period. Washington scored twice in the middle period---Jeff Halpern on a deflection at 10:24 and Alex Semin on a breakaway at 13:02---against Martin Biron, who finished with 19 saves. Callahan thought for a moment he had brought the Rangers back to within a goal with 7:59 left to play in regulation, but his power play goal was denied by video review which showed he had kicked the puck into the net. The Rangers went scoreless in five power play opportunities on Wednesday night. Semin scored his second of the game---and 9th of the season---with 2:35 to play to put the game away. Share your thoughts on Wednesday's defeat below.