New York Rangers stun Washington Capitals in Game 5 victory
Marc Staal of the New York Rangers scored a power-play goal 1:35 into overtime after Washington Capitals player Brad Richards tied it in the withering seconds of regulation to lift the Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.
With goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers pulled for an extra attacker, Washington’s Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for high-sticking New York’s Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds remaining in the third period. Richards tied the game in the first half of the power play with only 7.6 seconds left, and Staal won it with a drive that appeared to deflect off a Washington player before beating goalie Braden Holtby. Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals will be in Washington on Wednesday. If necessary, Game 7 will be back in New York.