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Video: Girardi wins it for New York

May 19, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

Through 42 minutes of action, the Rangers were unable to beat New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur.

In the 43rd minute, Dan Girardi took care of that.

The Rangers defenseman — now second on the team in scoring with 11 points — took Brad Richards‘ faceoff win and snapped the game-winning goal past Brodeur. New York would go on to win 3-0, taking a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Here’s Girardi’s marker:

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The goal started off what would be a rough period for Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador. He was in the box for Girardi’s tally after taking a hooking penalty on Marian Gaborik and two minutes later, Salvador was on the ice for Chris Kreider‘s insurance goal.

Of note: This was Girardi’s third game-winner of the postseason, tying him with Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown and New Jersey’s David Clarkson for the NHL lead.

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