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New York Rangers overpower Washington Capitals in 7-0 rout

December 14, 2010

On Sunday night the New York Rangers put on a show at Madison Square Garden with their 7-0 drubbing of the Washington Capitals, their most lopsided win over the Caps since 1978. The Rangers displayed a complete team effort with goals from 6 different players and a shutout by their goalie Henrik Lundqvist, putting to rest any doubt of their ability to dominate on home ice. Speaking of rest (or lack thereof), the win gives the Rangers a remarkable 8-0-0 record in the second of back to back games. The Capitals have now lost 6 in a row after starting the season 18-5-3. The Rangers will face another powerhouse, the Penguins, tomorrow night in Pittsburgh. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.

Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin fought Brandon Dubinsky in the second period. The fight was only the second of Ovechkin’s career, his first since his rookie season in 2006:

Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin fought Brandon Dubinsky in the second period. The fight was only the second of Ovechkin's career, his first since his rookie season in 2006

New York’s Brandon Dubinsky handles the puck while teammate Alex Frolov pins a Washington player against the boards:

New York's Brandon Dubinsky handles the puck while teammate Alex Frolov pins a Washington player against the boards

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist couldn’t have posted his 5th shutout of the season without key blocked shots from Steve Eminger and his teammates, who rank second in the league in that category:

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist couldn't have posted his 5th shutout of the season without key blocked shots from Steve Eminger and his teammates, who rank second in the league in that category

Washington’s Matt Hendricks fights New York’s Sean Avery:

Washington's Matt Hendricks fights New York's Sean Avery

The Capitals’ Eric Fehr fights for position with the Rangers’ Marc Staal, who was named #1 star of the game with a shorthanded goal and an assist:

The Capitals' Eric Fehr fights for position with the Rangers' Marc Staal, who was named #1 star of the game with a shorthanded goal and an assist

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes one of 31 saves for his 29th career shutout:

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes one of 31 saves for his 29th career shutout

Rangers teammates Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate the first of Callahan’s two goals. The two lead their team in points scored this season.

Rangers teammates Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate the first of Callahan's two goals. The two lead their team in points scored this season

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