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Capitals force Game 7
NEW YORK — Tom Poti had a goal and two assists and the Washington Capitals won 5-3 Sunday in Game 6 against the New York Rangers, who were playing without suspended coach John Tortorella.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist didn’t make it to the third period for the second straight game, and Poti torched his former team as the Capitals tied the first-round playoff series and set up a decisive Game 7 on Tuesday night in Washington.
The Capitals had trailed the series 3-1 before a pair of routs.
Tortorella served a one-game suspension following a confrontation with a fan Friday during New York’s 4-0 loss in Game 5 that sent the series back to Madison Square Garden. Tortorella squirted water into the crowd and threw a water bottle over the glass and into the stands.