WASHINGTON, DC – After a thrilling season saving goal with about a minute left in Game 5, the New York Rangers finally showed why they had the best regular season record in hockey this year, jumping out to a commanding 4-1 lead in the third period, only to see the lead erased to a single goal. For the umpteenth time in a row, the game was decided by a single goal. Rangers won 4-3, which means the seventh and deciding game will be played on May 13 at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers’ home ice.
The Capitals absolutely bombarded the Rangers’ star goalie Henrik Lundqvist, firing 45 shots his way, of which he saved a magnificent 42.
Chris Krider, a clutch playoff performer, scored two goals for the Rangers in the first period, and though the game went down to the wire, the Rangers never lost the lead.