Posted May 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The New York Rangers played what amounted to two games over two days just to get one win against with the Washington Capitals. If it was the decisive game of this terse Eastern Conference series, Rangers coach John Tortorella might have been far more enthusiastic about the outcome. Instead, Tortorella looked at the 2-1, three-overtime victory for exactly what it was: a gritty performance that provided New York with a 2-1 lead in a best-of-7 that doesn't appear destined to end anytime soon. Marian Gaborik won it with a goal in the 115th minute early Thursday morning. In a conference call Thursday, Tortorella said, ''It's one game. You take the good things out of it and try to keep momentum on your side.'' Game 4 is Saturday in Washington.
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