There was such a large range of emotion over the course of more than 92 minutes in Game 4 Wednesday night as the Capitals struggled, then rallied and forced overtime with the Rangers on their heels. With Jason Chimera’s game-winner, Washington earned a 4-3 victory in the second overtime session and also captured all the positive momentum the contest may have had to offer.
Meanwhile, the Rangers were devastated, having watched a three-goal lead slip away and then an errant miscue lead to the deciding tally. While Game 4 may be reflected on as the contest that shifted the series once everything is said and done, Coach Bruce Boudreau isn’t about to get ahead of himself.
New York “battled all year,” Boudreau said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that after two days off they’re going to regroup, and if we think we’ve got this won by any stretch of the imagination, we’re in deep trouble. I think we were in this situation a little while ago.”