Found May 08, 2012 on
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
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 pesky Washington Capitals, the Rangers made their message loud and clear: Not this time. Not in our house.
The Rangers took a 3-2 series lead over the seventh-seeded Caps with a 3-2 overtime victory Monday night, and they did it in the most dramatic way possible, using a riveting, furious, late-game rally to steal the victory right out of Washington's hands and turn the tide in a series that seemed to be slipping away.
Brad Richards' desperate, game-tying goal with 6.6 seconds left in regulation incited pandemonium among an overwrought Madison Square Garden crowd and sent the game into overtime,...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 on Monday night.
With goalie Henrik Lundqvist pulled for an extra attacker, Washington's Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for...
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
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I have an article ready to go about finishing off this series in Game 6, but I'm going to save it for tomorrow morning. Because to be honest, what we witnessed in Game 5 last night at Madison Square Garden was far too breathtaking to move on from already.
Brad Richards' tying goal with 6.6 seconds left:
When they show the view of the Rangers' reaction on 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...
They don't always get the glory, but sometimes the small, hardworking play that leads to the goal is just as important as the score itself. And we saw it twice last night...On the Brad Richards tying goal, Ryan Callahan does an amazing job chipping the puck away from Jay Beagle off the faceoff to give the Rangers possession of the puck and the opportunity to tie it up (6 second...
By defeating the Washington Capital 3-2 in OT, the Rangers now lead the series 3-2 and can wrap it up with a win in Washington.
The Washington Capitals must be a down team right now, only a few seconds away from a regulation win but Brad Richards scored on the pp to send the game to OT.
Then Marc Staal scored early in the OT, again on a pp for the win.
The Capitals’ Joel Ward...
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...