May 3, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT
Losing in overtime is tough, but bouncing back from a lengthy overtime loss might be even harder. The Capitals played for 114:41 fruitless minutes on Wednesday. Now they have until Saturday to mull what went wrong before they have a chance at redemption.
“It is good for our heads to know we were in the exact same position against a very, very good team and we managed to climb out of that,” Alzner said, referring to the fact that Boston also had a 2-1 series lead against Washington in the first round. “I’m sure the guys will be fine, we’ve lost in overtime in these playoffs already and we’ve found a good way to bounce back. We are a lot mentally tougher of a team than we have been in the past.”
Washington lost in overtime in Game 1 and Game 6 of the first round, but they bounced back from both those setbacks by winning their subsequent contest. That being said, neither of those two overtime matches lasted nearly as long as Wednesday’s triple-overtime loss.
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