NHL overtime rules dictate that the first team to score in overtime wins. Teams play a 20-minute periods, with normal 15-minute intermissions until someone scores a goal. A win tonight would give New York a commanding 3-1 series lead. For Ottawa, an overtime win would not only tie the series, it could give them a healthy burst of momentum.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped nine shots in net for the Rangers, getting back into his fine first-period form. Craig Anderson held back 11 shots from the Rangers as both goalies went a long way toward keeping things scoreless in the final frame of regulation.