Rangers shake off sluggish start, top Caps - NBC Sports

Rangers shake off sluggish start, top Caps
Washington strikes first, but Boyle, Callahan score in succession to fuel New York's victory
March 10, 2013, 5:03 pm

About two hours before the opening faceoff, Alex Ovechkin asked for more respect from the refs.

His day went downhill from there.

The two-time league MVP was directly responsible for three of the New York Rangers' goals, including a pair after a rare sequence in which he was cited for two penalties within seconds of each other without a stoppage in play.

Derek Stepan, Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan took advantage of Ovechkin's miscues Sunday to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals, New York's fifth win in six games.

"When we're parading to the box all the time," Washington forward Troy Brouwer said, "we don't have a hope."

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