Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) celebrates scoring the game winning goal with New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Brad Richards gets Rangers 2-0 lead in Game 5 (GIF)


The New York Rangers are starting to roll the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of their first-round showdown and the crowd at Madison Square Garden is starting to really get into it. After Marc Staal started things off in the first period with a nice assisted goal, Brad Richards added to the fun in the second period and avenged a blown call that disallowed an earlier attempt.

Credit: Zombie Prophet

Credit: Zombie Prophet

 

On that attempt, the official prematurely blew the play dead thinking Flyers netminder Steve Mason had secured the puck — which he hadn’t. But while that goal was disallowed, Richards helped make everything okay a few minutes later on a goal that gives the Rangers a two score lead.

 

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