The Rangers have lost 10 of their last 12 overtime playoff games dating back to a double overtime win in Game 3 of their Semi-Finals series with the Buffalo Sabres in 2007. Marian Gaborik and Marc Staal scored the only other overtime winners, both of which came last season against the Capitals.
The Rangers are now 1-10 in their last 11 playoff games in Washington, dating back to their series with the Capitals in 2009 in which the Rangers won the opening two games of the series in D.C. Since then, the Blueshirts’ only victory came last year in Game 3.
Since 2009, 17 of 24 playoff games between the Rangers and Capitals have been decided by one goal, with five going into overtime. The Rangers are 9-8 in one-goal games against the Capitals since 2009.