The 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Capitals and New York Rangers is now a best-of-three. After jumping out to a two games to none series lead with a pair of games at Verizon Center, Washington watched the lead evaporate in a two game set in New York Monday and Wednesday with two separate 4-3 regulation losses in Games 3 and 4. Derek Stepan scored the game-winning goal in each game in the third period to lift the Blueshirts back into the series. With the potential of two home games in the next three, the Capitals would win the series if the current home team trend continues. But New York is back in the hunt, as Game 5 looms Friday night in D.C.
Here is today's Capitals Minute, looking back at Game 4, and ahead to what could prove to be a busy weekend of hockey. Game 5 is Friday at 7:30 at Verizon Center, with Game 6 back at Madison Square Garden Sunday (time TBA). Should a Game 7 be needed, it would be the third game in four days between the two clubs back in D.C. Monday night.