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Watch Richards revitalize Rangers’ run with his late comeback goal

May 7, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

Joel Ward will certainly be criticized for his terribly timed double-minor high-sticking penalty late in the third period. However, Brad Richards also deserves a fair amount of credit for making the most of the opportunity with a game-tying goal in the dying seconds of regulation time.

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Washington goaltender Braden Holtby gave it his all and had Brad Richards been even a split second later with his shot, this game might have had a very different ending. At the same time, it was a great play by Richards, who has earned his massive paycheck with his postseason performance so far. In addition to scoring a critical goal on Monday, he was also reliable at the faceoff circle.

The contest went to overtime and Marc Staal scored on the other half of Ward’s penalty to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory.

  1. firemarshal1 - May 7, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Hockey is a team game. Everyone on the team has to pick each other up, even when your goaltender is not playing his best. Hopefully, the goaltender can play to his regular season form, focused for 60 minutes not allowing any soft goals.

  2. firemarshal1 - May 7, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Hopefully, the series is done in six games.

  3. leehernly - May 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    If you’re Braden Holtby or even John Carlson behind Holtby, how do you NOT knock the goal off its moorings and force the delay of game penalty? The Rangers would then have to have a faceoff. Time expires and Caps win.

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