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Five days after a thrilling, triple-overtime Game 3 win in D.C., the Rangers pulled off yet another playoff stunner.
With 6.6 seconds remaining in regulation, former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Brad Richards tallied a power-play goal to send the game into overtime and set up Marc Staal's clincher for the 3-2 win against the Caps. Per Elias Sports Bureau, Richards' marker was the third game-tying goal with less than 15 seconds in regulation in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the most in NHL history.
Here's what goaltender Henrik Lundqvist had to say about the final moments of the game:
"I was almost thinking about the next game. There was only 10 seconds left. I looked up and thought this is gonna be tough. Then we score that goal and had 15 minutes to settle down and re-focus. Luckily for me, I didn't have to do anything in overtime. We took care of business on the power-play."
Read more about the Rangers' Great Escape from ESPNNewYork.com's Johnette Howard here.
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