The third game between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers showed us that hockey is a team sport and not an individual struggle. While many have spoken of the duel between Washington’s Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin and Rangers Swedish goalie Henrik Lundqvist, this battle hasn’t been an indicator of the game result. The quarter finals of the 2015 Stanley Cup continuous.
Washington 1-0 New York Rangers
Rangers won at home in game two, despite a goal from Ovechkin. In game number three Lundqvist robbed Ovechkin from scoring twice but it was still Washington that got the victory. In the second period Jay Beagle did the only goal of the game. Capitals then played a perfect defensive game and are now in a 2-1 game lead in the series.
Calgary broke Anaheim’s streak
Anaheim had a six game play off streak in the 2015 Stanley Cup before the third game against Calgary. For a long time, it looked like it would be seventh victory, with a 3-2 lead for Anaheim far into the third period. However, with just 20 seconds to go 21 year rookie Johnny Gaudreau tied the game in power play. Four minutes into the overtime period, Swedish forward Mikael Backlund scored the decisive goal, winning the game for Calgary and reducing the Duck’s lead in the series to 2-1.
Minnesota 0-1 Chicago
Another one-goal-victory came in the game between Minnesota and Chicago. Patrick Kane scored the only goal of the game in the first period and the Blackhawks got their third straight win in the series. They are now in a 3-0 game lead and can sweep the Wilds in the next game.