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 1:35 into OT sending the crowd at Madison Square Garden into a song-singing frenzy.
The 3-2 victory gave New York a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals— leaving them one game away from making the conference finals for the first time since 1997.
The key moment came when the Rangers trailed 2-1 in regulation and the Capitals' Joel Ward took a high-sticking penalty, drawing blood from the Rangers Carl Hagelin. During the four-minute power play, Richards tied it with 6.6 seconds left. Then— with 1:57 seconds of the power play carrying over into OT— Staal scored the game winner winner.