Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Capitals lived to fight another game.
Facing elimination, Washington got 30 saves from rookie goaltender Braden Holtby to take a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers to stave off elimination in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera each posted a goal while Nicklas Backstrom added two assists for the Capitals, who will have to win a Game 7 on the road for a second straight series if they want to advance.
In the quarterfinals, the Capitals defeated the Bruins in overtime, 2-1, in Game 7 in Boston to move into the semifinals.
This time they will have to win at the world-famous Madison Square Garden as the deciding game is set for Saturday night.
Marian Gaborik scored in the final minute while Henrik Lundqvist turned away 21 shots for the Rangers, who won a Game 7 at home against Ottawa in the opening round.