GEICO SportsNite: Rangers on Friday’s win

Carl Hagelin and Henrik Lundqvist discuss the Rangers’ overtime win over the Penguins on Friday to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Game 5 Recap: Rangers 2 — Penguins 1 (OT)

Recap: The Rangers won at the Garden to take the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, 4-1.



Need to know: The Rangers’ Carl Hagelin scored 10:52 into overtime to send the Blueshirts into the second round. . .All the Rangers’ wins in the series were by the same score.

Derek Stepan gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 4:23 into the game and 12 seconds into the man-advantage. . .For the series, the Rangers were 3-for-20 and Penguins 2-for-13 on the power play.

Henrik Lundqvist (36 saves) has won seven of his last eight postseason starts against the Penguins with a 1.32 goals-against average. . .The Pens’ Marc-Andre Fluery had 34 saves.

The Penguins’ Nick Spaling tied it with 2:37 left in the second. The goal was upheld on review though it appeared to his his arm.

J.T. Miller and Sidney Crosby both hit the post in the third period.

Mats Zuccarrello left with 3:58 left in the first period after being struck in the left side of the head by a puck.

Henrik Lundqvist (36 saves) has won seven of his last eight postseason starts against the Penguins with a 1.42 goals-against average


Links: AP recap | Box Score


What’s Next: The Rangers will meet the winner of the Islanders-Capitals series in the second round (times, dates TBA).

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