Dale Hunter's ice time allocations are still the talk of the NHL, in particular the rest provided to Alexander Ovechkin, who played less than full period of play in Game Two and yet still came out of it all the hero with his game winning goal on the power play.
So far, the strategy seems to be working, Hunter's message if not received at least heard by the Capitals most mercurial player, who while not doubt no happy about the developments, at least has managed to find the key moment to make his presence felt on the ice.
The Rangers don't have quite the same personnel issues to deal with, for the most part they have bought into John Tortorella's blue print all year long, the playoffs the final exams before the year end report card comes out, the only mark of interest, the one that says Stanley Cup champions.
The key as always for the Rangers appears to be Henrik Lundqvist, he has been the foundation of the team for the regular season and its key contributor through the playoffs thus far, forward momentum suggests he will remain the key for the Rangers to continue on in the playoffs.
Game Three -- New York 2 at Washington 1 (3 OT)
New York leads the series 2 games to 1
Previews and Reviews
New York Post-- Rangers defeat Capitals in third OT on Gaborik goal
New York Post-- Gaborik takes place among Rangers biggest goals
New York Post-- Rangers defenseman McDonagh stars in 53 minutes on ice
New York Post-- Rangers coach left Bickel on bench
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers' Marian Gaborik scores in third overtime of Game 3 ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers epic Game 3 triple-overtime victory a huge win in series ...
Washington Post-- Washington Capitals fall to New York Rangers in Game 3
Washington Post-- For Washington Capitals, long night ends in disappointment
Washington Post-- Caps fans answer Rangers crowd with "Ovi" chant
Washington Post-- Braden Holtby's mom reacts to close calls in overtime
Washington Times-- For the Caps, a loss that felt like two
Washington Times-- Gaborik's goal sinks Capitals in 3OT thriller
Globe and Mail-- Gaborik sinks Caps in 3 OT
Globe and Mail-- Rangers' marathon win is 20th longest game in NHL history
National Post-- Marian Gaborik scores in triple overtime to send Rangers past Capitals...
New York Post-- Rangers' Lundqvist keeping struggles against Capitals in past
New York Post-- Rangers center Boyle looks to play better in Game 3 ...
New York Post-- Mysterious moves fueling Rangers' grueling playoff trek
New York Post-- Rangers coach spars with reporters
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers' John Tortorella zips lip on Stanley Cup playoff matchup
NY Daily News-- New York media questions John Tortorella about his demeanour ...
Washington Post-- Caps want to capture some of that road magic in Game 3
Washington Post-- Rangers' Lunddqvist: "We feel good"
Washington Post-- Capitals vs Rangers live blog
Washington Post-- Capitals must adapt to weather Rangers' aggressive forecheck
Washington Post-- Ovechkin on teaming with Backstrom: "I think we have chemistry" ...
Washington Times-- Fourth line becoming offensive force for Capitals
Washington Times-- Rangers' forecheck tough to solve
Washington Times-- Capitals' Braden Holtby showing poise of a veteran
Globe and Mail-- Ovechkin playing less and less, but Capitals win
National Post-- Never a dull moment with Rangers coach John Tortorella
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