New York Rangers defenseman Matt Gilroy (97) checks Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) in the third period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Photo by: Kathy Willens

New York Rangers defenseman Matt Gilroy (97) checks Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) in the third period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)