May 8, 2013
Rangers even up series with Capitals
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Rangers forward Brad Richards slides on the ice in front of Capitals forwards Mathieu Perreault (left) and Jason Chimera during Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 8, 2013. (ADAM HUNGER/Reuters)

NEW YORK - It turns out John Tortorella was simply ahead of his time.

After his New York Rangers dropped the first two games of their first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the coach intimated things were “a hell of a lot closer” than most members of the media thought.

The comment caused plenty of people a to raise an eyebrow at the time, but there's no doubting Tortorella now.

Not after the Rangers earned a 4-3 triumph at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night to even this best-of-seven affair at two games apiece.

Not after a once-sputtering offensive attack has exploded for eight goals in the past two games.



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