Rangers comeback stuns Caps
The New York Rangers produced in a stunning comeback as they edged the Washington Capitals 3-2 at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Marc Staal's overtime strike enabled the Rangers to take a 3-2 lead in the NHL Eastern Conference play-off semi-finals.
The Capitals looked to be on course for the win when goals from Brooks Laich and John Carlson overturned Anton Stralman's first-period opener.
But Brad Richards tied the game with seven seconds left of regulation and then Staal lashed home a deflected winner on a powerplay 1:35 into overtime.
The top-seeded Rangers can close out the best-of-seven series with victory in game six in Washington on Wednesday.
In the Western Conference semi-finals, the Phoenix Coyotes clinched a 4-1 series success with a narrow 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators.
Second-period goals from Derek Morris and Martin Hanzal proved decisive at the Jobing.com Arena, with goaltender Mike Smith making 32 saves for the victors.
The Coyotes will now face the Los Angeles Kings for a place in the Stanley Cup finals.