The extra day's rest probably came in quite handy as the Rangers and Caps meet for game four of the Eastern Semi Final, hockey fans still talking about the marathon game of Wednesday night which saw three overtime periods required before the Rangers brought the night to an end.
Washington had their chances to claim victory in game three and you have to wonder if there won't be a little left over weariness in the Capitals after such a lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful completion to that game.
The Rangers meanwhile holding a 2 games to 1 lead in the series can take a commanding lead and follow up on their momentum from Wednesday, having weathered the six period storm the opportunity to take control of the series presents itself on a Saturday afternoon in Washington.
Game Four -- New York 2 at Washington 3
The series is tied at 2 games each
Previews and Reviews
New York Post-- Rangers lose playoffs lead in loss to Capitals; series tied 2-2
NY Daily News-- Capitals take advantage of late Carl Hagelin penalty to edge NY Rangers...
NY Daily News-- For second time in Stanley Cup playoffs, NY Rangers fail to capitalize...
Washington Post-- Mike Green scores game winner as Caps beat Rangers ...
Washington Post-- Ovechkin says he hit Girardi in shoulder, not head...
Washington Post-- Mike Green's second goal of playoffs lifts Caps past Rangers...
Washington Post-- John Walton, the Caps' rookie radio voice, puts listeners on the glass
Washington Times-- The glitz gone, these Caps are merely... admirable
Washington Times-- Alex Ovechkin's hit on Dan Girardi sparks debate
Globe and Mail-- Caps beat Ranges to tie series at 2-2
Globe and Mail-- In defence of the Russians
National Post-- Capitals' stars come to play in Game 4 win over Rangers
New York Post-- Rangers use overtime lines at practice for Game 4
New York Post-- Capitals look to avoid back-to-back losses again
New York Post-- Rangers Captain Callahan leads by example
NY Daily News-- Unlike NY Knicks and Yankees, NY Rangers are young, healthy...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers center Brad Richards thrives in Blueshirts' playoff run...
Washington Post-- Washington Capitals offense is struggling entering Game 4...
Washington Post-- Under Dale Hunter, these Capitals show enough mental toughness
Washington Post-- Rangers' Game 3 win only one step in the right direction
Washington Post-- After Game 3, Brooks Laich 'woke up and for some reason I thought..."
Washington Times-- Capitals eager to move past triple overtime loss
Washington Times-- Late night had Capitals players in the mood for food
Washington Times-- Braden Holtby must turn the page after Caps' 3 OT loss
Globe and Mail-- Capitals confident they can bounce back against the Rangers
Globe and Mail-- Capitals, Rangers get day off to reflect, regroup
National Post-- Capitals learning more about themselves with each close contest
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