Capitals Tie Series With Rangers, While Kings Jump Out to 2-0 Lead in Series With Blues

Capitals Tie Series With Rangers, While Kings Jump Out to 2-0 Lead in Series With BluesAlex Ovechkin made the power play count for the Capitals on Monday night, netting the deciding goal and setting the Rangers on their heels as the Caps took a game on New York's ice.

In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Kings have been hot on the road, and Monday night was no different. Their offensive onslaught was too much for the St. Louis Blues.

Here are the recaps from the games that took place Monday, April 30. Be sure to check out more of our in-depth Associated Press recaps and previews.

Washington Capitals 3, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK — Alex Ovechkin silenced the Madison Square Garden crowd that has been taunting him for two games. If he can fire up the fans back at home, too, the Washington Capitals could be in store for a deep playoff run.

Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with 7:27 remaining to snap a tie and gave the Capitals a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers that squared the Eastern Conference semifinal series 1-1 on Monday night. Read the complete story here.

Los Angeles Kings 5, St. Louis Blues 2

ST. LOUIS — Anze Kopitar scored twice in a four-goal, first-period blitz as the Los Angeles Kings embarrassed the Blues from the opening faceoff, whipping St. Louis 5-2 Monday night for their fifth straight road win this postseason. Read the complete story here.

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