Found May 07, 2012 on
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Marc Staal scored a power-play goal 1:35 into overtime after Brad Richards tied it in the dying seconds of regulation to lift the New York Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night.
With goalie Henrik Lundqvist pulled for an extra attacker, Washington's Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds left in the third period. Richards tied it on the first half of the power play with just 7.6 seconds to go, and Staal won it with a drive that appeared to deflect off a Washington player before beating goalie Braden Holtby.
The top-seeded Rangers can advance to the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday in Washington. If necessary, Game 7 would be back in New York on Saturday.
With the crowd still buzzing over the shocking tying goal, a din that held up through the long intermission, John Mitchell won a faceoff in the Capitals' end to start the winning play. ...
BEST OF MAXIM
After scoring the game winner in overtime last night, Marc Staal addressed his recovery from post concussion syndrome with Katie Strang at ESPN NY..."I'm certainly feeling better and better. As the year has gone on, I've felt better and better. Playoffs are a lot of fun and I'm having fun with it."...yeah, I'd say he's feeling much better. As the season...
Here's video taken by a Rangers fan of the Brad Richards tying goal live...To watch on YouTube, click here.While TheNYRBlog reader Brandon S. sends me this video his dad took of the Garden Faithful in full pandemonium after Marc Staal's overtime winner...To watch on YouTube, click here.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
My answer is an overwhelming YES. And no I don't mean send Mike Rupp out there to fight him. What I'd like to see the Rangers do is hit him everytime he's near the puck. Make life miserable for him. With the exception of the Marc Staal hit, they haven't done that at all this series.Very reminscent of last series, when they said they were going to be physical with...
The New York Rangers already have one dramatic victory over the Washington Capitals and last night the Blue Shirts continued to keep Rangers fans clutching their chests.
Brad Richards— the Rangers alternate captain— scored an amazing game-tying goal with 6.6 seconds in regulation to send the game into overtime. Marc Staal— the Rangers defenseman— scored the game winner...
John Tortorella wanted him, Glen Sather wanted him and the vast majority of the Rangers universe (media and fans) acknowledged he was exactly what this team needed last summer. Now, Brad Richards is proving the supporters right and the few (misinformed) doubters very much wrong.
Richards has been far from perfect in his first year on Broadway and hell, Scott Gomez outscored him when...
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...
The Rangers are finally just one win away from the Eastern Conference finals, but it didn't get any easier this time. New York and Washington went to overtime again after the Rangers eked out the game-tying goal near the end of regulation. The Rangers then scored in the extra session to take the 3-2 series lead. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Monday, May 7...
Series: Tied 2-2
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (4-5-9)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (4-3-7)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (11 GS, 1.68 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (11 GS, 1.94 GAA, .930 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Artem Anisimov
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Ryab Callahan
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell...
Series: Rangers lead 3-2
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (5-5-10)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (4-4-8)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (12 GS, 1.70 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (12 GS, 2.02 GAA, .930 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Derek Stepan-Brandon Prust
Last time the Rangers had a chance to put an underdog on the ropes in a crucial Game 5 at home, New York dropped the ball, allowing the upset-minded Ottawa Senators to steal a win and force the East's No. 1 seed to stage a furious comeback over the final two games of the series to advance to the second round.
When given an opportunity to right that wrong in Round 2 against the...
John Tortorella met with the media and fielded a string of questions about Monday's dramatic Game 5 win, Brad Richards, Marc Staal, and more...
To watch at MSG.com, click here.To watch the players discuss mindset going into tonight's Game 6, click the "Read More" tab below.
Michael Del Zotto, Brian Boyle, Brad Richards, Brandon Prust, and Mike Rupp discussed...
The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Rangers 3, Capitals 2 (OT)Coyotes 2, Predators 1RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Marc Staal (GWG, assist)2. Mike Smith (32 saves, win)3. Brad Richards (goal)---Tonight’s slate:Devils @ Flyers, 7:30 ET, Game 5#6 New Jersey Devils @ #4 Philadelphia FlyersGame 5… 7:30 ET… TV: NBC Sports Network, CBCSeries: 3-1 DevilsProjected starting goaltenders...