POST-GAME NOTES: Rangers 2, Washington Capitals 3 (OT)
Recap | Box Score
THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1. O. KOLZIG -- WSH
2. B. GORDON -- WSH
3. S. AVERY -- NYR
* For the first time in his NHL career, Stephen Valiquette started two games in a row in goal. Valiquette made 21 saves this afternoon.
* The Rangers are 7-7 in overtime this season, but 0-2 against the Caps in the extra session, losing both times on goals scored by defenseman Mike Green.
* Chris Drury scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season in the second period. He has six goals in his last seven games.
* Scott Gomez earned an assist on Sean Avery’s first period goal. Gomez leads the Rangers in assists with 42 and points with 55. He also won 73% of his faceoffs today.
* Defenseman Paul Mara also assisted on Avery’s goal, and he led the team with 5 shots on goal.
* Petr Prucha left the game in the second period and did not return because of “an upper body injury”. His status will be evaluated further during the week.
* Alternate captain Brendan Shanahan missed his fifth straight game due to a sore knee and hip.