Rangers Vs. Capitals, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Rangers Win 3-2 In Overtime

After tying the game with just 6.6 seconds to play in the third period, the Rangers wasted little time in overtime, winning on Marc Staal's goal just 1:35 into the period.

The winning goal came just after New York's John Mitchell won a face off in Capital territory. The puck came out to Staal who skated toward the center of the rink before firing a shot past Braden Holtby.

Staal's goal was the Rangers' second power-play goal scored on Joel Ward's double minor penalty for a high stick. Brad Richards scored the first with 6.6 seconds left in regulation. Prior to Richards' goal, the Rangers had scored on just two of their 16 power-play opportunities in the series.

The Rangers now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. The Capitals were just seconds away from stealing a game on the road, but will now head back home needing a win to avoid elimination.

We have full coverage of Game 5 between the Capitals and Rangers in our StoryStream. For more on the Capitals, check in with Japers' Rink, and for more on the Rangers, check in with Blueshirt Banter.

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