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Video: Rangers steal victory with 0.1 left

Dec 18, 2011, 7:37 AM EDT

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There’s a old saying that goes something like this: “if it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done.” The New York Rangers took that saying to a new level on Saturday night with their last second, 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in Glendale. Make that a last split-second victory over the Coyotes.

Both teams were ready to head to overtime after a Brad Richards shot had presumably gone into the net after the final horn. But after a video review from the war room in Toronto, it was ruled that Brad Richards’ desperation shot crossed the line with 0.1 second left on the clock.

Talk about a heartbreaking way for Phoenix to lose a point in the standings. It was the first time this season that they were unable to hold a lead when entering the third period.

After the game, Richards said that waiting for the review was the hardest part. “There was a TV between the benches and on the TV it said 0.1 (seconds) was left when the puck was over,” Richards said after the game. “That’s not a good feeling. You have to wait, it’s not in your control, but it worked out.”

Here’s what the final seconds looked like from Arizona:

  1. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Phoenix TWICE lost this game for themselves. unreal

    how do you let that goal in, in the first place and what a fan on the pass to I think Gaby… That folks is how you lose a game

  2. rsox3fan - Dec 18, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Call me dumb,but should’nt they have re-started the game to run off the.1 second of time left?

  3. hanktheking - Dec 18, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Can’t wait to watch yesterday’s events on 24/7. Rangers come back and win with under a second left, and the Flyers lose by 6, with another ayer sustaining a head injury. Can’t imagine much dancing in the Philly locker room after that game.

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