Rangers head coach John Tortorella tied Fred Shero for fifth franchise's all-time playoff wins list with 15 victories. Shero coached the Rangers from 1978 to 1981. In total, Tortorella has 38 wins in 77 games with the Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Three’s A Charm
With their 4-3 win, the Rangers improved to 11-12 all-time in Game 3s when trailing the series 2-0. The last time the Rangers lost a Game 3 after losing the first two games was against the Capitals in 2011. The last time the Rangers won a Game 3 after losing the first two was in the 2007 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Rangers went a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill in Game 3, and are now 8-for-10 down a man in the playoffs.
The Blueshirts finished the regular season 17-4-2 when not allowing a power play goal.
Black and Blueshirts
The Rangers out-hit the Capitals, 33-22, in Game 3, led by Ryan Callahan’s game-high six hits. The Rangers have out-hit the Capitals in all three games this series.
The Rangers were credited with 19 blocked shots in Game 3, led by Dan Girardi’s game-high five, while Callahan led all forwards with three. Girardi is tied for the lead in the NHL with 14 with Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks, and Mark Fraser of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Callahan is tied for the league lead among forwards with Erik Condra of the Ottawa Senators, with six apiece.