Mike Green scored a power play goal with under six minutes left in the third period of Game 4 between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers to give the Caps a 3-2 win. The victory tied the series at 2-2, which heads back to New York for Game 5 on Monday night.
Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom also scored in the win. Japer's Rink, SB Nation's Capitals blog, marked the occasion with a little relief as the team's young players all picked an important game to shine.
Man, it's been forever since we saw a Young Guns hat trick, hasn't it? Couldn't have come at a better time, and hopefully they keep it up. Now here's a little story I've got to tell about three bad brothers you know so well. It started way back in history with AO, Mike Green, and Swede Nick B.
As far as Ovechkin's hit on Dan Girardi, Japer's Rink shook off questions about the legality of it.
And, lastly, if you think Ovechkin should or will get supplemental discipline for his (deservedly) penalized hit on Dan Girardi, you need to Check Your Head.
Stay tuned to this StoryStream for updates throughout the Capitals and Rangers Eastern Conference semifinal series. For more news and analysis on the Caps, visit Japers' Rink. For news and info from a Rangers perspective during the series, visit Blueshirt Banter. And for all your news on the NHL Playoffs, check out SB Nation's NHL hub.