Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74), bottom left, scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) to even the score 1-1 in the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the New York Rangers in playoff NHL hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74), bottom left, scores on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) to even the score 1-1 in the second period as the Washington Capitals take on the New York Rangers in playoff NHL hockey at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)