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Nicklas Backstrom #19 Of The Washington Capitals Fights For The Puck In The Second Period Against Ryan Callahan #24 Getty Images

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals fights for the puck in the second period against Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Rangers hold off Caps 2-1 in Game 7

The New York Rangers advances to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7 over the Washington Capitals.