May 2, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Derick Brassard (top) celebrates his game winning goal with right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) against the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime in game one of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Crazy overtime scramble in Rangers-Penguins game (Video)


How many goals does it take the Pittsburgh Penguins in sudden-death overtime? The New York Rangers thought just one, but in a mad scramble, they may have netted two goals.

The Rangers’ Derick Brassard fired in a shot that appeared to hit the crossbar, and then Benoit Pouliot managed to pull the puck out of the scramble in front of the net, hit the twine behind Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for a 3-2 win.

But, did the Rangers score twice in reality?

When you look at the replay Brassard’s shot didn’t actually bounce off the cross bar, it was rebounded out of the net. Check the video below, via NJ.com:

Better safe than sorry I guess, especially in the NHL Playoffs…you know, “because it’s the cup”.

Eventually the officials credited Brassard with the game-winner, and all was right with the world.

 

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