Final SO

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Monday, October 10th
Game 2: Saturday, November 26th
Game 3: Saturday, December 3rd
Game 4: Thursday, March 16th

Capitals 2

(8-13-2, 18 pts)

Rangers 3

(16-7-3, 35 pts)

8:00 PM ET, November 26, 2005

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 3 SO T
WSH 0 2 0 02
NYR 1 1 0 13

H. Lundqvist (Rangers - G): Saves: 35, Save Pct.: .946

M. Malik (Rangers - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

J. Ward (Rangers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Washington (8-13-1) at NY Rangers (15-7-3) 8:00 pm EST

Washington (8-13-1) at NY Rangers (15-7-3) 8:00 pm EST

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Thanks to Jaromir Jagr and Michael Nylander, the New York Rangers are one victory away from recording their first five-game winning streak in 3 1/2 years.

The duo, which has combined for 18 points during the winning streak, leads the Rangers into Saturday's matchup with the Washington Capitals.

But the Capitals are 3-1-1 against the Rangers since dealing Jagr to New York in January 2004, including a 3-2 triumph on October 10.

Jagr, who scored his 21st goal in Thursday's 6-3 win vs. Atlanta, has three goals and seven assists during the streak. Nylander added a goal and an assist Thursday to give him three goals and five assists in the run.

New York, which has not won five straight since April 2002, could be without starting goaltender Kevin Weekes, who left Thursday's game in the third period with a right ankle bruise.

Washington hopes to get Alexander Ovechkin back in scoring mode. The rookie left wing has not tallied in a season-high three straight games.

Ovechkin did have an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay. Matt Pettinger, Brian Sutherby and Andrew Cassels scored for Washington, which squandered a three-goal lead in losing for the third time in four games.