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Jay Beagle and Matt Hendricks had been thriving on faceoffs all playoffs, and the Caps were hanging with the Rangers for the first 42 draws Monday night, winning half of them. But then Washington lost the final seven, including the ones that led to the tying and losing goals.

“We’ve got to make sure we win those, especially in those important situations in the game, and make sure we put ourselves in a good spot there,” Backstrom said.

Time shift

The NHL on Tuesday adjusted the official time of Brad Richards’ game-tying goal in Game 5, saying it occurred with 7.6 seconds remaining rather than 6.6 seconds, as announced Monday night.