N.Y. Rangers Beat Penguins in Overtime, Advance in NHL Playoffs

Carl Hagelin scored midway through the first overtime period to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins that advanced them to the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs.

The Rangers, who had the best record in the NHL during the regular season, won the first-round playoff series four games to one. The last two games of the series were decided in overtime, and all four Rangers wins came by a 2-1 score.

On the winning score, Hagelin came out from behind the goal line and beat Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with a quick wrist shot.

“I kind of blacked out after,” Hagelin said. “I got goose bumps. An unbelievable feeling.”

The Rangers next will play the winner of the series between the Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders. The Capitals lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, with Game 6 scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

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