Rangers blank Capitals in Game 7 win

Since joining the Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin has played in five Game 7s on home ice. The Capitals have now lost four of them, as the New York Rangers demolished Washington at Verizon Center on Monday night, 5-0, to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals and eliminate the Capitals. -Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo! Sports

New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36), from Norway, defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4), and left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrate Del Zotto's goal in the second period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36), from Norway, defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4), and left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrate Del Zotto's goal in the second period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36), from Norway, defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4), and left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrate Del Zotto's goal in the second period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore (17) falls with Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, nearby, in the first period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore (17) falls with Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, nearby, in the first period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore (17) falls with Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer (20) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, nearby, in the first period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, stops the puck with his skate, in the first period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, stops the puck with his skate, in the first period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, stops the puck with his skate, in the first period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the Washington Capitals, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: Arron Asham #45 of the New York Rangers handles the puck in the second period against Troy Brouwer #20 and Steve Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Seven
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: Arron Asham #45 of the New York Rangers handles the puck in the second period against Troy Brouwer #20 and Steve Oleksy #61 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
New York Rangers left wing Taylor Pyatt (14) prepares to get the puck and score a goal past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70), in the second period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers left wing Taylor Pyatt (14) prepares to get the puck and score a goal past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70), in the second period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers left wing Taylor Pyatt (14) prepares to get the puck and score a goal past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70), in the second period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. Also seen is Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. Also seen is Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. Also seen is Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine (4). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, left, from Norway, scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, left, from Norway, scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, left, from Norway, scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, deflects a shot as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, skates nearby, in the third period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, deflects a shot as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, skates nearby, in the third period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, deflects a shot as Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, skates nearby, in the third period, of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013 in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, tries to get the puck past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, and Dan Girardi (5) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, tries to get the puck past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, and Dan Girardi (5) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, tries to get the puck past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), from Sweden, and Dan Girardi (5) during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates his goal with teammates Carl Hagelin (62) and Derek Stepan (21) against the Washington Capitals during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates his goal with teammates Carl Hagelin (62) and Derek Stepan (21) against the Washington Capitals during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New York Rangers right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates his goal with teammates Carl Hagelin (62) and Derek Stepan (21) against the Washington Capitals during the third period of Game 7 first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, Monday, May 13, 2013, in Washington. The Rangers won 5-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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