Alex Ovechkin spun on his backside like a top after a collision with New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonough early in the third period.
The Washington Capitals captain somehow kept possession of the puck and fired it at the Rangers net, a low volley that was turned aside by goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
No matter. Ovechkin had already given the Caps a vital goal in a 2-1 victory in Game 6 of the second-round series at Verizon Center on Wednesday night.
His inspired play -- even after taking a shot to the groin from a well-placed Rangers stick in the first period -- is certainly something the Caps can carry into Saturday's decisive Game 7 at Madison Square Garden.
"We don't want to stop playing," said Ovechkin, whose 30th career playoff goal tied him with Peter Bondra for first in franchise history. "We don't want to finish the season. We knew we could beat them. We are going to have our chances."
The first came just 88 seconds into the contest when Ovechkin buried a one-timer off...