I’ll be honest–I thought the Rangers were finished. Choked away another pivotal Game 5 at home. However, a Cam Ward high stick on Carl Hagelin with 20 seconds to go made the difference. Brad Richards knotted it at all at two with only six seconds left. I have no idea how Richards scored the goal. Holtby and a Capital defenseman were clearly in the goal crease and Richards went top shelf off the post to net the equalizer. Given the penalty on Ward, the Rangers started OT on the Power Play and wasted little time scoring the game winner. A Marc Staal laser beam gave the Rangers a 3-2 series lead as this series heads back to Washington.

Crazy, crazy game. That last second goal reignited the Garden and Ranger hockey fans everywhere. At worst, the Rangers will have a Game 7 back at home. A Conference Final match-up with the Devils likely awaits if the Rangers can win one of their next two games.