Rally sparks Rangers' great escape

Richards, Staal bring Blueshirts back to life after nearly dropping Game 5 to Caps

Updated: May 8, 2012, 8:38 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The top-seeded New York Rangers were less than 10 seconds from seeing the giant-killing Washington Capitals push them one loss from playoff elimination. The Rangers were just 10 ticks from finishing yet another game in which they threw shot after shot at the net with little to show for it except the recurring, aggravating thought that for them, a good sniper is so damn hard to find.

Then, in an instant, everything changed. And what had been a night of utter frustration for New ...

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