VIDEO: Mike Ribeiro scores OT winner as Capitals take Game 5

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It wasn’t an overly pretty game, and the goal that won it in overtime for the Washington Capitals wasn’t exactly of the highlight-reel variety. It won’t matter to the Caps, though.

Mike Ribeiro swept the puck into a wide-open net to give Washington the 2-1 victory and 3-2 advantage in its series against the New York Rangers.

The Capitals out-shot New York 35-25, including 13-4 in the third period. Henrik Lundqvist had been mostly solid throughout the game for the Rangers. But as Karl Alzner’s point shot took a bounce off a skate in front, the Vezina finalist was caught well out of position. It was as easy as it comes for Ribeiro, who scored his first-career playoff OT winner.

Needless to say, the normally mild-mannered King Henrik wasn’t happy about it.

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Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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