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Jimmy Vesey and Artemi Panarin lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Capitals in Game 1

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Jimmy Vesey and Artemi Panarin lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Capitals in Game 1

2024-04-22 07:32 Last Updated At:07:41

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Rempe helped the New York Rangers get their postseason off to a strong start.

Rempe and Artemi Panarin scored 33 seconds apart in the second period, and the Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

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New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin shoots during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Rempe helped the New York Rangers get their postseason off to a strong start.

Washington Capitals' Connor McMichael, right, and New York Rangers' Adam Fox compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Connor McMichael, right, and New York Rangers' Adam Fox compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Jimmy Vesey, center, races for the puck with Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie, left, and Dylan McIlrath during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Jimmy Vesey, center, races for the puck with Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie, left, and Dylan McIlrath during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, left, and Washington Capitals' Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, left, and Washington Capitals' Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Martin Fehervary, center right, reacts after scoring during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Martin Fehervary, center right, reacts after scoring during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin, left, celebrates after his goal with Ryan Lindgren during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin, left, celebrates after his goal with Ryan Lindgren during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin shoots during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin shoots during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin makes a save during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin makes a save during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad, left, chases the puck during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad, left, chases the puck during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Vincent Trocheck, left, celebrates after a goal by Artemi Panarin during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Vincent Trocheck, left, celebrates after a goal by Artemi Panarin during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jimmy Vesey had a goal and an assist, Chris Kreider also scored, Barclay Goodrow had two assists for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin finished with 20 saves.

“It's obviously good to get that first one,” said New York's Peter Laviolette, who became the first coach in NHL history to lead six different teams to the Stanley Cup playoffs. “There's things we could have done better. ... You need to win one at a time, so for that the result was good.”

The Rangers, seeking their first championship in 30 years, won their third straight and 11th in the last 14 games.

Martin Fehervary scored and Charlie Lindgren stopped 27 shots for the Capitals, who had won three straight and four of their last five games to earn the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.

“We've got to do a way better job offensively,” Capitals coach Spencer Carbery said. “It's no secret. We struggled all year but we've got to find ways to create more on the interior. We've got to skate out of pressure, we've got to keep pucks off the yellow. We continually ran pucks around.”

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night.

Leading 3-1 after two periods, the Rangers outshot the Capitals 15-6 in the third.

Kreider made it 4-1 as he put a backhander past Lindgren on a breakaway from the right side with 3:43 left in the third period. It was his 41st postseason goal, extending his franchise record.

The Rangers bottled up Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, who had no shots on goal. He was held without a shot only five times in 79 games during the season.

“We all understand it’s the playoffs," Ovechkin said. "Forget about this one and move forward.”

After a scoreless first period in which the teams combined for 11 shots on goal, there were four goals in the second period.

Rempe got the Rangers on the scoreboard first, sweeping in the puck from the left side off a deflection across the front of the net by Vesey at 4:17.

Rempe, the 21-year-old rookie who has garnered a lot of attention for his physical play and fights, drew chants of “Rem-pe! Rem-pe!” from the crowd.

“That was a big goal to put energy in the building, maybe because it was him, too, put a little more extra juice in the building,” Laviolette said. “And then be able to get another one right after that. That was a turning point in the game.”

Panarin, who had a career-high 49 goals during the regular season, made it 2-0 just 33 seconds later at 4:50 as he fired a shot past Lindgren from the right circle. Alexis Lafreniere knocked defenseman Vincent Iorio off the puck and shoulder-first into the boards. Lafreniere then send the puck to Trocheck, who sent across to Panarin for the goal.

Iorio went to the dressing room after the play and did not return. Carbery did not have an update on his status.

“I don't think it was that, it was close, it was borderline,” he said of the hit. “I feel bad for him because he put himself in a tough spot. Probably needs to move the puck quicker there and get it out of his hands. Then he hangs on to it, wobbles it.”

Vesey made it 3-0 as he got the puck off a draw in the right circle and fired it past Lindgren at 6:23. Rempe in front knocked down Beck Malenstyn to give Vesey some space for his shot.

“(Rempe) scoring sent the fans crazy, and we scored two more goals in the next few minutes,” Vesey said. “He definitely gets the crowd into the game and as the team with home-ice advantage, you're going to try to feed off that energy in the crowd.”

Fehervary deflected a shot by Tom Wilson off his foot and past Shesterkin to get the Capitals on the scoreboard at 7:31.

Rempe was whistled for charging to give the Capitals a power play 2:07 into the game. The Capitals managed just one shot on goal during the advantage and had several shots blocked. They also went a 14:09 stretch in the period without a shot on goal as the Rangers had an 11-7 advantage.

The Rangers improved to 21-9 in the openers of a seven-game series at home.

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New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin shoots during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin shoots during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Connor McMichael, right, and New York Rangers' Adam Fox compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Connor McMichael, right, and New York Rangers' Adam Fox compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Jimmy Vesey, center, races for the puck with Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie, left, and Dylan McIlrath during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Jimmy Vesey, center, races for the puck with Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie, left, and Dylan McIlrath during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, left, and Washington Capitals' Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, left, and Washington Capitals' Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, compete for the puck during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Martin Fehervary, center right, reacts after scoring during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Martin Fehervary, center right, reacts after scoring during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin, left, celebrates after his goal with Ryan Lindgren during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin, left, celebrates after his goal with Ryan Lindgren during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin shoots during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin shoots during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin makes a save during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin makes a save during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad, left, chases the puck during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad, left, chases the puck during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Vincent Trocheck, left, celebrates after a goal by Artemi Panarin during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Rangers' Vincent Trocheck, left, celebrates after a goal by Artemi Panarin during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Palm Dog: Kodi, star of 'Dog on Trial,' is the top dog of Cannes

2024-05-24 23:08 Last Updated At:23:11

CANNES, France (AP) — The verdict is in: The titular “Dog on Trial” was declared this year's Palm Dog winner in Cannes on Friday.

Kodi the griffon mix, who plays Cosmos in the Swiss comedy-drama, narrowly beat Xin, a sighthound who instead wagged away with the Grand Jury Prize for the Chinese drama “Black Dog.”

The Palm Dog awards aren't officially a part of the Cannes Film Festival, but do honor the canines who appear in the festival's films.

In a rare treat perhaps reflecting the growth of the contest's popularity, both dogs were in Cannes to pick up their medals — in this case, dog collars. Both dogs seemed to bask in the limelight. Kodi barked along with the music as “Chihuahua” by DJ BoBo blasted from the speakers and did tricks on two legs. Xin took a more chilled approach, lying down on stage while soaking up the adoration.

Held on a beachfront on Cannes' famed Croisette, the somewhat chaotic awards were well attended by local dogs, their owners and film festival journalists alike. The bar provided rose wine above the table for the human guests and a line of water bowls underneath for the canine attendees.

Historically, many laureates haven't been on hand: Last year's winner, Messi, was awarded in absentia for his role as Snoop in “Anatomy of a Fall.” His Palm Dog collar was instead symbolically wrapped around a border collie named Stan that lacked the thespian's piercing blue eyes.

In 2019, director Quentin Tarantino claimed the collar on behalf of Sayuri, who played Brandy the heroic pit bull in his “Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood.”

The contest was created in 2001. The annual award and its spinoff categories are decided by a jury of reporters.

For Kodi, a nearly 10-year-old rescue, the honor was the cap to his career — and to a whirlwind week that saw him barred from the red carpet for his film's premiere.

In “Dog on Trial,” directed by and starring Laetitia Dosch, Kodi's character is an unruly dog who bites a woman and is put, yes, on trial, with his life at stake. The film is inspired by a true story and explores themes of feminism as well as the status of dogs.

Dosch told The Associated Press after the awards that although quirky and eccentric, the Palm Dog also has a serious point to make.

“It’s talking about animal status and other beautiful parts that now dogs have on films and how scriptwriters, directors are interested in the place of animals in our society,” she said.

Meanwhile, Taiwanese superstar and “Black Dog” actor Eddie Peng showed up to support Xin, not just as her co-star but also as her owner and oracle, giving a speech he joked was from the dog. In the film directed by Hu Guan, Peng plays a man who's ordered to remove stray dogs from his hometown before the Olympic Games. He adopted his canine co-star after bonding with her on set.

“Maybe in the future I don’t need to work anymore,” Peng told The Associated Press earlier, commenting on Xin's newfound popularity. “I’ll just be the agent with my dog.”

Three prizes were also awarded for best “mutt moments.” These went to Chippy from Francis Ford Coppola’s “Megalopolis,” Dave in Andrea Arnold's “Bird” and a surreal hound ensemble in Yorgos Lanthimos' “Kinds of Kindness.”

You may be forgiven for thinking the festival can come to a close with the awarding of the Palm Dog, but there are in fact actual film awards still to come. The Palme d'Or and other top awards will be handed out Saturday.

For more coverage of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, visit https://apnews.com/hub/cannes-film-festival.

Director Laetitia Dosch and Cosmos pose for portrait photographs for the film 'Dog on Trial' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Director Laetitia Dosch and Cosmos pose for portrait photographs for the film 'Dog on Trial' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Eddie Peng poses with his dog Xin during an interview for the film 'Black Dog' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/Invision/AP)

Eddie Peng poses with his dog Xin during an interview for the film 'Black Dog' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/Invision/AP)

Kodi, left, who plays Cosmos in the film 'Dog on Trial', wins the palm dog award at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Photo by Louise Dixon/Invision/AP)

Kodi, left, who plays Cosmos in the film 'Dog on Trial', wins the palm dog award at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Photo by Louise Dixon/Invision/AP)

Eddie Peng poses with his dog Xin during an interview for the film 'Black Dog' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/Invision/AP)

Eddie Peng poses with his dog Xin during an interview for the film 'Black Dog' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Photo by Andreea Alexandru/Invision/AP)

Director Laetitia Dosch and Cosmos pose for portrait photographs for the film 'Dog on Trial' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Director Laetitia Dosch and Cosmos pose for portrait photographs for the film 'Dog on Trial' at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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