The Washington Times - May 4, 2013, 02:56PM

Mike Green scored the winner eight minutes into overtime on the power play as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 1-0 in Game 2 Saturday afternoon to take a two games to none lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Green scored his 18th career game-winning goal and eighth game-winning goal in overtime on the power play after Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh took a delay of game penalty for putting the puck over the glass.

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“Our play in OT is to get it in his hands most of the time,” goaltender Braden Holtby said of Green. “He’s a money player like that, and he did it again.”

Green brushed off his goal as a “just a lucky one. It could have been any of us.” The power play converted for the second time in the series, while the Rangers’ man advantage fell to 0-for-7.

“We’re just too stagnant,” coach John Tortorella said. “We’re just almost paralyzed.”

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was on the game-winner, too. He never saw Green’s shot.

I picked it up when it hit the post, pretty much,” Lundqvist said.

McDonagh skated 3:04 (with a timeout in between) before taking the penalty. He did not blame fatigue.

I just was trying to get the puck to, I think, [Brian] Boyle there up the wall and just got a little too under it,” McDonagh said.

Earlier in overtime Caps defenseman Steve Oleksy took a puck-over-the-glass penalty, but his teammates were able to kill it off.

“It’s a funny game,” Oleksy said. “Fortunately we were able to capitalize and credit to our power play and credit to our PK for killing it off.”