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It’s hard to beat Henrik Lundqvist without screens and traffic, something the Capitals found out in Games 1 and 2. But defenseman John Carlson managed to do so for Washington’s only goal in Game 3, corralling the puck off Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and roofing it.

“He made a nice play on that goal. He kept it going,” coach Dale Hunter said. “He’s been jumping up in the play a lot…. He’s been doing the job.”