The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.
The top-seeded Rangers lead the series 3-2, one victory from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1997.
Game, set, match and maybe the series? The Rangers have several things they must fix before Sunday’s Game 3. If not, the Capitals will be sporting brooms next week.
Alex Ovechkin scored 1:55 into overtime after Brooks Laich tied the game with a minute left in regulation and the Washington Capitals snatched a 2-1 win from the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Alex Ovechkin looks to continue his offensive burst while the Capitals attempt to begin re-establishing their success at the Verizon Center when they face the Rangers on Friday night.