Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots and the New York Rangers beat the host Pittsburgh Penguins in a decisive Game 7, making franchise history by rallying from 3-1 down in games to win a National Hockey League playoff series.
The Rangers won 2-1 and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals to face the winner of tomorrow night’s Game 7 between the Montreal Canadiens and the host Boston Bruins. The winner of that series moves on to the Stanley Cup finals.
New York’s Brian Boyle scored five minutes, 25 seconds into the game, completing a three-on-one rush.
Pittsburgh’s Jussi Jokinen tied the game on his seventh goal of this postseason with 4:15 gone in the second period, only to have Brad Richards score less than four minutes later on a power play to give New York back the lead.