NY in 3OT
It was the longest playoff game thus far and in the end Marian Gaborik emerged the hero for New York. With 5:19 left in the third overtime, Gaborik shot one past Caps net-minder Braden Holtby to end the marathon victorious 2-1. Both goalies had a workout; Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves while Holtby turned away 47. New York now leads the series 2-1. The teams have a well-deserved rest period before heading to Washington for Game 4 on Saturday afternoon.
Predators win despite suspensions
Pekka Rinne recorded his first career playoff shutout in Music City’s 2-0 win over Phoenix on Wednesday. The Predators have dropped the first two of the series and this crucial Game 3 victory came without forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn, who were both suspended for violating team curfew rules. Game 4 is Friday night in Nashville.