Semin, Caps take important first step

Updated: April 14, 2011, 2:22 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If you're going to go about the business of exorcising playoff demons, what better way to start than by getting a monster goal from the ghost himself?

Just when the Washington Capitals seemed determined to work from last season's playoff script, Alexander Semin rescued them by ripping a Jason Arnott pass past New York Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist at 18:24 of the first overtime to give the Caps a 2-1 victory in the opening game of their Eastern Conference ...

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