New York (21-24-1) at Washington (22-18-3)

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  • Game info: 1:00 pm EST Sun Jan 26, 2003
  • TV: MSG, Comc
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WASHINGTON (TICKER) —A pair of teams that failed to win afternoon games a day earlier play another matinee on Sunday as the Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers.

Washington skated to a 1-1 tie at Montreal on Saturday. Andreas Salomonsson scored the only goal in the third period for the Capitals, who held a 35-30 edge in shots.

New York suffered a disappointing 4-1 home loss to Atlanta, the worst team in hockey. The Rangers had a paltry 24 shots and fell to the lowly Thrashers for the second time this season.

The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season, with each winning once and skating to a tie. The last matchup was 11 days ago here when the Rangers pulled out a 2-1 overtime win on Joel Bouchard’s goal.

Matthew Barnaby had a goal and an assist as New York and Washington had a 2-2 tie in the first meeting this month on January 4. Mike Grier and Robert Lang tallied for the Capitals.

Washington got goals from Jaromir Jagr and Steve Konowalchuk in a 2-1 victory at New York on October 23. Olaf Kolzig made 31 saves.

Kolzig has played well recently, not allowing more than three goals in his last 18 games (10-4-4). He also has conceded two goals or less in 12 games in that span.

Rangers winger Petr Nedved has a four-game point streak in which he has one goal and four assists.

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