Well another game in the books in this series, and another thriller. It wasn’t triple overtime, but this game had everything. The Rangers dominated from start to finish, but found themselves down 2-1 with less than ten seconds left in the game. Then the magic happened. Brad Richards scored on a powerplay. Marc Staal scored on the same extended powerplay. The Rangers prevented Braden Holtby from stealing the game, courtesy of Joel Ward.
The Rangers got this started with a dump in and some great board work. The puck wound up on Staal’s stick, who moved the puck to Anton Stralman. Stralman had some room to work with, so he took the puck in, and moved around one Cap player –I think it was Matt Hendricks– before firing a bad angle shot on net. The shot went through Dennis Wideman’s legs, who appeared to screen Braden Holtby, and then through Holtby’s legs. This was a bad goal by Holtby, and one he wishes he had back.
1-1 Caps tie it up
This goal was just some bad luck and so...