The Capitals have needed different players to step up in each of their wins against the New York Rangers in the conference semifinal series and on Wednesday night it was Andre Burakovsky's turn.
André Burakovsky's first postseason goal couldn't have come at a better time. Late in the second period, the 20-year-old rookie fired a wrister to tie the game up at one a piece.
Prior to Game 3, Capitals coach Barry Trotz talked about the need for the team's bottom two lines to step up. Apparently, they were listening.
Locked in a goaltending duel, the Caps turned to an unlikely hero to break the scoreless tie and give the Caps the edge in their series against the New York Rangers.