Day 25 of the Stanley Cup playoffs got off to an early start as the Rangers-Capitals series resumed after a marathon Game 3. While Saturday's Game 4 stayed within the parametres of regulation time, it still had its fair share of drama— including a hit by Alex Ovechkin where the Capitals' star left his feet.
Here are your top five stories from a Saturday in the NHL:
1. The Washington Capitals made their second round series with the New York Rangers a best-of-three after Mike Green's Game 4 winner with 5:48 to go on Saturday afternoon, despite Henrik Lundqvist's best efforts. Since it was an afternoon game, maybe the Caps' Karl Alzner was able to find someone to stop his dogs from destroying his home.
2. Up for debate before Monday's Game 5 is this hit by Alex Ovechkin on the Rangers' Dan Girardi. Do you think the leaping check (which was penalized on the play as a charge) will be reviewed by the NHL? Vote here.
3. Who would've guessed the Phoenix Coyotes, a team that had never won a first-round series before this year, would be just one win away from the Western Conference final? And who would've guessed that a healthy Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn would be watching a 1-0 Predators' loss from the press box? Probably not this guy.
4. The St. Louis Blues may get a Hollywood ending they want no part of, if history repeats itself in their series with the Kings. Of the eight previous times the Blues have been down 3-0 in a series, they were swept seven times. On the other occasion, they lost in five.
5. Team Canada fell to their American rivals in overtime at the 2012 IIHF world hockey championship. The Canadians were without forward Alex Burrows, who is under observation with a head injury from their opening game against Slovakia.
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