Say, that was some game between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals last night, yeah?
(Oh wait – you’re a Bruins fan. You don’t give a damn about the Stanley Cup playoffs anymore.)
But we kinda like the 2012 edition that won last night’s Game 3 triple-overtime masterpiece vs. the Capitals.
The game was distinguished by tight play, excellent goaltending, and a marked lack of chippiness.
In the multiple overtimes, the Rangers squandered two power plays; the Capitals hit the post at least twice.
And throughout, viewers were blessed with the call of the inestimable Doc Emrick, who said at the start of the third OT, “We’re just a few blocks from the White House. If the President is working late, he can still get here – it’s easy.”
Nothing else was, though.
And then it happened:
NY Rangers’ Marian Gaborik scores in third overtime of Game 3 to give Blueshirts 2-1 win over Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Rangers grinded through their postseason house of horrors Wednesday night and emerged bleeding, limping and victorious from the Verizon Center, as Henrik Lundqvist and a team defense weathered the storm until Marian Gaborik lifted New York to a 2-1 triple-overtime win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semis and a 2-1 series lead.
After the game, NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire asked the Rangers’ Brad Richards, “How do you guard against overconfidence” in Game 4?
Hey, Pierre – it just took the Rangers three overtimes to beat those suckers. You think that breeds overconfidence?
See you at Game 4.