NEW YORK -- New York Rangers captain Chris Drury acknowledged that even though the Rangers talked about trying to continue to take the play to the Capitals in the third period, they couldn't maintain it.
"It is obviously pretty tough," Drury said. "I don't think they did anything different. We were a different team. Basically we were off our game. I think we got tight all of a sudden."
Now the question is, what will the Rangers do to banish this from their memory heading into a must-win Game 5 on Saturday afternoon in Washington.
"We just have to make sure we are prepared to play 60 minutes," said Game 3 hero Brandon Dubinsky, who had another goal and an assist Wednesday night. "Forty minutes, obviously, is not good enough. We just have to make sure we wrap our heads around it and be ready to work tomorrow and find a way to get it done. We have to do it."
Rangers coach John Tortorella said they have to look at the first step in coming back, not the big picture.
"Losing an overtime game in the playoffs hurts all of the time, but our team will bounce back," Tortorella said. "We can't look at the hill. We have to win the next game."
Neuvirth again solid for Caps
Once again, rookie netminder Michal Neuvirth was sensational for the Capitals. The first goal he allowed from Artem Anisimov deflected off teammate Matt Hendricks, while Neuvirth didn't have much of a chance on the other two. But he was sensational in his second overtime game of the series, turning aside 36 of 39 shots.
"He's not ordinary," Boudreau said. "He's a good goalie and he's going to be as years go on. You're going to find out he's a great goalie."