New York, NY (Sports Network) - Derek Stepan's go-ahead goal with 6:25 remaining in Game 3 gave the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory, their first in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Washington Capitals.
The Rangers' offense came to life after dropping the first two games of the series in Washington, including a gut-wrenching 1-0 setback in overtime on Saturday.
Derick Brassard led the way with a goal and two assists, while Brian Boyle got back on the scoring sheet with a goal and an assist for New York, which converted just 1-of-6 on the power play but killed off a late penalty to Brad Richards to secure the win.
Arron Asham also lit the lamp for the Rangers, who received a 28-save effort from Henrik Lundqvist and beat Braden Holtby four times on 30 shots.
Jay Beagle, Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom all scored for Washington, while Alex Ovechkin was held without a point for just the fourth time since March 17.
The Rangers will also host Game 4 on Wednesday.