NHL Miracle at Consol Energy Center: New York Rangers Come Back Against Penguins

November 16th, 2010 by John Tabone Leave a reply »
It's the third period and the New York Rangers are up 1-0 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The referees penalize Ryan Callahan, arguably the New York Rangers best penalty-killer, for holding after Evgeni Malkin blatantly dives.

Seconds into the power play, Dan Girardi goes down bleeding and into the locker room. The New York Rangers are now down two penalty-killers and the Penguins score.

Emotions flare on the New York bench while the Penguins are celebrating. The faceoff is taken. Matt Cooke goes in all alone arguably offside and snipes a shot on Henrik Lundqvist, the best player in the game so far.  

Lundqvist smashes his stick on the crossbar and throws it in anger. He gets penalized two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Penguins are about to win. The fans are cheering, snickering at the collapse of the Rangers.

Time is dwindling. Brandon Dubinsky of the Rangers gets hold of the puck. Determined to make a play, he drives it into the offensive zone while Marc Staal pinches. Making a beautiful behind-the-back pass, Dubinsky dishes it to Staal, a defenseman, who buries a goal shorthanded against Marc-Andre Fleury. The crow ...

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