The New York Rangers will live to see at least one more game.
The Broadway Blue Shirts stormed back from a 2-0 deficit in Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against Pittsburgh to stun the Penguins 5-3. The series heads back to Pittsburgh on Friday nigh with the Penguins leading 3-2.
After Adam Fox scored the Rangers first goal late in the second period with 4:49 to go, it loosened up the Rangers, and the flood gates quickly opened. About a minute later Alexis Lafreniere tied it on a slap shot in front of the net. With 1:12 to go Jacob Trouba put the Rangers out in front on a backhander that slid through goalie Louis Domingue’s legs.
With a little less than two minutes to go in the second period Jake Guentzel knocked in his seventh goal of this series, tying it up at three a piece.
Come the third period, a little less than three minutes in, Filip Chytil connected on his first postseason goal at the most opportune time for the Rangers on a slap shot from the corner to give the Rangers a 4-3 lead.
ANOTHER FIRST CAREER STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF GOAL FOR ONE OF OUR KIDS. pic.twitter.com/fInx9B9WjM— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 12, 2022