Derek Stepan's overtime winner advances Rangers' playoff run and Game 7 legend
NEW YORK — Overtime. Game 7. Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers gained control after a faceoff in the Washington Capitals’ zone, and Keith Yandle whipped a pass from the right wing to the point. Dan Girardi fired a shot through the slot.
“I thought it was going in,” Girardi said, “because I didn’t hear anything, didn’t see anything. It went by everyone.”
But the puck hit a stick, a shin pad, something, and bounced straight to Derek Stepan at the left hash marks. Stepan buried it before goaltender Braden Holtby could recover, and just like that, the Rangers won Wednesday night, 2-1, and earned their second straight trip to the Eastern Conference final ... read more: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-pla...18915-nhl.html
This is going to be one hell of a series, Tampa Bay's offense is dangerous and its going to take Lundqvist standing on his head again for them to move on. It felt like football season at the house last night, I don't think I sat the last 5 minutes of regulation or most of the overtime.
8 down, 8 to go
Silence Stamkos & it's in the bag, .