The New York Rangers pushed the Montreal Canadiens to the brink of elimination Thursday night.
The Rangers won a thrilling 3-2 overtime game to take a three-games-to-two series lead in their first-round matchup in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
At the 14:22 mark in overtime, Mika Zibanejad beat Canadiens goalie Carey Price to put the Rangers one game closer to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Chris Kreider’s shot went off Alexei Emelin’s stick and deflected right to Zibanejad for an open net opportunity.
Here’s the game-winning goal.
The Rangers will have a chance to bounce the Canadiens from the playoffs in Game 6 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
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