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Strange sequence: Rangers score twice in overtime, but Brassard’s goal counted

May 2, 2014, 11:38 PM EST

Derick Brassard AP

You won’t see this very often.

The New York Rangers, just for good measure, scored twice in overtime to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins by a final score of 3-2, taking Game 1 of that Eastern Conference second-round series on Friday. Of course, only one of those goals counted.

Benoit Pouliot buried the puck past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a scramble in front of the Pittsburgh net, and it appeared as though that was the winner. A few seconds before that, Derick Brassard beat Fleury on the blocker side with a shot that hit up just under the cross bar.

After the review, it was determined Brassard’s initial goal was good. The Rangers win.

“I thought it was in,” Brassard said afterward, as per The Star-Ledger. “The sound of the back post and the main post is different. I felt like it hit the inside of the goal. But it really doesn’t matter. We got the job done after.”

That they did, although the Penguins were able to add to a common theme in these playoffs, and that’s erasing another team’s multi-goal lead.

The Penguins, trailing 2-0 after the first period, fought their way back into the game with a pair of goals in the second period. They outshot the Rangers 27-12 over the final two regulation periods.

  1. hockeyfan763 - May 2, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Good start,,,,Need to get better on the forecheck and the PP. LGR !!

  2. broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    So the score was actually 4-2?

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 3, 2014 at 8:36 AM

      Thats a great one ! He shoots he scores he shoots he scores again ahahahahhaahah

  3. timmyp716 - May 3, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    I wish there was a way both of these teams could be eliminated this round…..

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 3, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      Just one will be just fine DA PENS ! AHAHAHAHHAHA

  4. mangoman1966 - May 3, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Why is that timmy

    • timmyp716 - May 3, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      I guess just because I dont like either team. And maybe a little bitter that columbus didnt beat pittsburgh.

  5. jaybyrd99 - May 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Brassard, with his arms raised ,knowing he scored, reminded me of Esa Tikkanen (sp) when he scored an OT winner vs the Panthers in the 97 playoffs . Arms raised as play continued around him. This time the Rangers buried another one just to be sure.

  6. rjc32586 - May 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Part of me would have loved to see the chaos that would have ensued had the Penguins scored on the continuation of play.

  7. penguins87and71 - May 3, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    The Penguins are the most frustrating team I have ever watched! They aren’t playing with that desperation that you need in the playoffs. When they did play with desperation in the last 2 games of the last series, they looked like a completely different team. The Penguins have the talent to win the Stanley Cup, but do they have the desire?

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