Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rangers snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, go up 3-2

What a game!  That's all I can say.  Last night things were not looking good for the Rangers in Game 5 of their playoff series against the Washington Capitals.  After leading 1-0, the Blueshirts gave up two goals, one in each in the 2nd and 3rd periods to trail 2-1. As the game wound down to the final minutes, the Caps were protecting their lead with abandon, never letting the Rangers even get set up to try and tie it.  It looked as if they'd go down in the series, just as they had in the first series against Ottawa, three games to two, with possible elimination looming on Wednesday night in Washington.  But it wasn't meant to go down like that.

After the Caps' Joel Ward got called for a double minor for high sticking the Rangers' Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds left, the Rangers frantically stormed the Capitals' net with Hendrik Lundqvist on the bench and 6 skaters pressing.  With a mere 6.6 seconds left, the Rangers' Brad Richards managed to get one past Caps' goalie Braden Holtby in a mad scramble and the Garden crowd erupted.  The game was going into overtime.

The Blueshirts entered the overtime period with a man advantage on the second of Ward's two minors and quickly went on the offensive and at 1:35 into the period, Rangers' defenseman Marc Staal blasted one into the Caps' net and the Rangers win and can finish the Capitals with a win in their building on Wednesday night.  Ya gotta believe!  

Image Sources:

Sirius XM Radio

No comments:

Post a Comment