New York Rangers help New York Islanders on final day of regular season


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The New York Rangers were able to wrap up their regular season with a road victory against the Washington Capitals.

The Rangers finish up the 2014-15 regular season with an impressive 53-22-7 record with 113 points, as they head into the playoffs as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. The 113 points was also a franchise-record for the Rangers, as expectations will be high heading into the playoffs next week.

In the first period, the Rangers were able to get on the board first with a great goal from Kevin Hayes. Hayes’ goal would be his 17th of the season with assists going to Ryan McDonagh, and Martin St. Louis.

On the Rangers’ first power-play of the game, they were able to make it a 2-0 game with a power-play for Derick Brassard, which was his 19th of the season, and was assisted by Dan Boyle, and Hayes.

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Early in the second period, Dominic Moore would score a great goal with a magnificent backhand shot that got past Brandon Holtby for the Rangers’ third goal of the game. The goal was the 10th of the season for Moore, and the assist went to St. Louis, which was his second of the game.

On the power-play, the Capitals were able to get on the board with a goal from Alex Ovechkin. The goal for Ovechkin was his 53rd of the season, with assists going to John Carlson, and Nicklas Backstrom.

In the third period, the Rangers would put the Capitals away late in the period with an empty net goal from Jesper Fast, which was his sixth of the season, and was assisted by Moore, and Tanner Glass. The Capitals would get a late goal with the game all but over, as Stanislav Galiev would score his first goal of his career with less than 30 seconds to play.

Henrik Lundqvist got the start for the Rangers, as he was going for his 30th win of the season, and to also to get sharper for the playoffs. In the Rangers’ win, Lundqvist would play very well making 22 saves of 24 chances, and got his 30th win of the year.

The win for the Rangers helps out the New York Islanders, who will be playing their final regular season game at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets with the chance to get home ice in the first-round.

Next up for the Rangers will be the NHL playoffs next week starting on Thursday night.

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