#8 A 3-1 series comeback over the Rangers
Alex Ovechkin was still looking for that first playoff series win in 2009 and he would get it in dramatic fashion. After the Caps had 2-0 and 3-1 series deficits the team came all the way back to force a Game 7.
The Rangers scored first but Alex Semin would tie it later in the period. In the third with 4:59 left, Sergei Fedorov raced down the ice and ripped a snapshot past Henrik Lundqvist. For Fedorov it was another goal you could add to his storied legacy.
"“Experience sometimes pays off. He knew what he had to do, when to do it. That’s what makes him one of the greatest players ever.”"
Boudreau would even add, “Let’s face it: Realistically, we should have won the first six games.”
For the Caps, it was their first playoff series win since the 1997-98 season when they made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Then General Manager George McPhee told the media about the importance of taking care of home ice that night:
"“They’ve really supported us and I really felt like we had to get a win for them tonight. We had to win. You can’t just have good seasons and not win in the playoffs.”"