Capitals capitalize on Rangers miscue in OT

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Puck over glass. The New York Rangers don’t score.

Puck over glass. ‘‘Casual Mike’’ does.

The NHL’s black-and-white delay-of-game rule found a gray area late in regulation, then tipped the balance of the game twice in overtime. The Washington Capitals held firm when they were a man down, then won it on Mike Green’s latest extra-time winner, topping the visiting Rangers, 1-0, Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

It’s the eighth career overtime goal — and first in the postseason — for the defenseman whose more well-known nickname is ‘‘Game Over Green.’’

‘‘When it gets to overtime and guys start to get the shakes a little bit, he’s still calm Mike Green,’’ teammate Karl Alzner said. ‘‘So he’s able to find those goals. We call him ‘Casual Mike’ every now and then.’’

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