NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Hagelin skated out from behind the net and put a wrist shot on the short side behind Marc-Andre Fleury, who was equally as brilliant as Lundqvist. Hagelin’s teammates stormed off the bench, while Fleury lay on the ice, despondent.
The Rangers, who got all four wins in the series by the same score, will play the winner of the Washington-New York Islanders series, which the Capitals lead 3-2.
New York also won Game 4 in Pittsburgh by the same score on Kevin Hayes’ OT goal, on which Hagelin assisted.
Lundqvist made 37 saves in Game 5, including a nifty stop on Brandon Sutter in the extra session that was wide open, a bit sloppy, but very entertaining.