There was shock and "aww" from Brandon Dubinsky, but not a hint of quit from the Rangers center, whose team faces an elimination Game 5 in Washington on Saturday afternoon after blowing a 3-0, third-period lead to the Capitals en route to last night's 4-3 double-overtime Game 4 defeat at the Garden.

"We have to go in there with the attitude that we were going to have to win in their building to win the series, so let's do that," said Dubinsky, whose goal at 13:47 of the second period gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead they were not equipped to protect. "We just have to make sure that we wrap our heads around it, be ready to work [at practice] and find a way to get it done.

"Whenever we've needed to win a game, we've won," he said. "I believe in this team. We're capable of getting it done. We're not focusing on three games, we're focusing on one."

The Rangers' franchise has never rallied from 3-1 down to win a best-of-seven series. But then, the franchise had never blown a 3-1 series lead to lose a best-of-seven series before the Capitals came back on them two years ago.