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Ovechkin's mistake costs Capitals game, lets Rangers back in series

Alex Ovechkin was trying desperately to get to the front of the Washington net late in regulation with the score tied at 2 in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. In an attempt to swipe the puck out of danger, though, the Capitals' star left wing accidentally tipped it into the net for what proved to be the game-winning tally for the New York Rangers.

Ovechkin lay on the ice, head resting on top of his arms, motionless as Madison Square Garden erupted in celebration of the Rangers' 3-2 victory. The win puts New York back in this first-round matchup and cuts Washington's lead to two games to one.

The goal was officially credited to Brandon Dubinsky and...