Rangers beat Capitals, advance to semifinals

The New York Rangers have advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals by defeating the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is pulled down by Ryan McDonagh #27 and Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is pulled down by Ryan McDonagh #27 and Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) (5/14/13)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Led by Henrik Lundqvist's 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7 Monday night to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals.

New York contained Alex Ovechkin again and completed its comeback after trailing in the series 2-0 and 3-2 - the latest in Washington's long history of playoff collapses.

Sixth-seeded New York faces No. 4 Boston in the second round.

It is the first time New York won a Game 7 on the road in its history.

Arron Asham put New York ahead in the first period, before Taylor Pyatt and Michael Del Zotto made it 3-0 early in the second on goals 2:10 apart.

Ryan Callahan added a goal 13 seconds into the third period, and when Mats Zuccarello scored with about 13½ minutes remaining, thousands of red-clad fans streamed to the exits.

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