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 the first-round playoff series, the coach of the Broadway Blueshirts 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.

The once-sputtering offensive attack that struck for only one goal in the first 128 minutes of this match-up has come to life and, as a result, it's down to a best-of-three for two teams that are meeting for the third consecutive spring and fourth in five seasons.



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