Rangers top Capitals 1-0 to force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard scored a second-period goal for the New York Rangers, who

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Brian Boyle #22

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period against the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Greg Fiume)

NEW YORK (AP) - Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard scored a second-period goal for the New York Rangers, who stayed alive with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday that forced a Game 7 in the first-round series.
    
Brassard handed Lundqvist the lead at 9:39 of the second period, with a goal that was originally credited to struggling forward Rick Nash.
    
The reigning Vezina Trophy winner made it stand up, and helped send the series back to Washington for the deciding game Monday night.
    
The home team has won all six games in the series.
    
The game ended with a melee in the far left corner in the New York zone after the final buzzer had sounded.

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