Ovechkin now has six goals in six games so far this season, this after scoring 49 goals a year ago, en route to a Stanley Cup win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights. John Carlson scored the only other goal for the Capitals, who jumped right back in to third place in the Metropolitan Division with the win.
Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots, including a big save on a short-handed breakaway from Kevin Hayes in the second period. Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey, and Chris Kreider all beat Holtby in the Rangers' fifth loss, four of which have been in regulation. Lundqvist had 34 saves on the night, as New York finished a back-to-back, which began with a shutout win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Despite the loss, the Rangers were pleased with young star Neal Pionk recording three points on the night.
Nick Backstrom added two assists in the win and the Capitals will take their seven points in to a matchup with the Florida Panthers on Friday night. The Rangers will enjoy some time off before hosting the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.