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Marc Staal nets OT winner, New York Rangers takes 3-2 lead

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Artem Anisimov of the New York Rangers celebrates as teammate Marc Staal (Not Pictured) scores the winning goal in overtime against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals in Game Five on Monday night.

AP reports: Marc Staal scored a power-play goal 1:35 into overtime after Brad Richards tied it in the dying seconds of regulation to lift the New York Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night.

With goalie Henrik Lundqvist pulled for an extra attacker, Washington's Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds left in the third period. Richards tied it on the first half of the power play with just 7.6 seconds to go, and Staal won it with a drive that appeared to deflect off a Washington player before beating goalie Braden Holtby.

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