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Rangers take Game 1 from Pens in OT

Derick Brassard gets credit for the Rangers’ winning goal.

Derick Brassard gets credit for the Rangers’ winning goal.

PITTSBURGH — The way Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot were furiously pouring in overtime goals, the Rangers didn't look like a group in need of a day off.

Brassard beat the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 into overtime, Pouliot bizarrely did the same seven seconds later and the Rangers won Game 1 of their East semifinal series 3-2 Friday night.

The winner went to Brassard, whose wrist shot from in front beat Fleury cleanly but caromed back onto the ice. Referee Steve Kozari waved off the goal, however, and play continued until Pouliot slammed the puck into a wide open net moments later for good measure.

"I found out way later (Brassard) got the goal," Pouliot said. "Good for him. We've been playing well. … We deserved that."

The Rangers were supposed to be exhausted playing their fourth game in six days. Instead, it was the well-rested Penguins, off since Monday, who appeared to need a nap.

"I don't think we played a full 60 (minutes)," said Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who went without a goal for the 12th straight playoff game.

The Penguins came in 4-0 in the playoff series against New York. Now the Rangers find themselves in control with a welcome day off before Sunday's rematch.

"Yeah we played seven games and the seventh one was a grueling match, but I think most of us have been through it," Pouliot said. "It's the NHL and you have to find a way, and we did."

Rangers 2 0 0 1 3
Penguins 0 2 0 0 2

First1, N.Y. Rangers, Pouliot 3 (Girardi), 5:04. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Richards 3 (Hagelin, Girardi), 17:03. PenaltiesD.Moore, NYR (cross-checking), 9:11; Bennett, Pit (hooking), 11:37; Kunitz, Pit (holding), 19:52.

Second3, Pittsburgh, Stempniak 2 (Bennett, Goc), 7:15. 4, Pittsburgh, Neal 2 (Jokinen, Malkin), 13:28. PenaltiesBrassard, NYR (hooking), :52; St. Louis, NYR (elbowing), 4:27; Jokinen, Pit (hooking), 9:52; Bennett, Pit (roughing), 16:22.

ThirdNone. PenaltiesBoyle, NYR (tripping), 2:37. First Overtime5, N.Y. Rangers, Brassard 1 (Pouliot), 3:06. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalN.Y. Rangers 13-4-8-2—27. Pittsburgh 8-15-12-1—36. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Rangers 0 of 4; Pittsburgh 0 of 4. GoaliesN.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 5-3-0 (36 shots-34 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 4-3-0 (27-24).

Bruins denounce racist comments: Bruins president Cam Neely said racist comments made on social media about P.K. Subban after the Montreal defenseman, who is black, scored in the second overtime for a 4-3 Game 1 win in the East semifinal were "racist" and "classless" and came from an "ignorant group of individuals" who do not reflect the organization.

Subban's brother Malcolm is the Bruins' top goalie prospect and plays for Boston's AHL team.

Boston coach Claude Julien and several players also condemned the comments. The Bruins have one black player, forward Jarome Iginla, who signed in the offseason. Left wing Milan Lucic, who plays on Iginla's line, said Iginla has been treated with nothing but respect in Boston.

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said he would talk with Subban on Friday.

Around the league: Former Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon announced his retirement after 12 seasons. Garon, 36, won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' backup in 2009 and was 28-25-6 with the Lightning from 2011-13. He left last offseason as a free agent and played this season in Europe's KHL.

Conference semifinals

East

Canadiens 1, Bruins 0

Game 1: Canadiens 4, Bruins 3 2OT

Today: at Boston, 12:30, Ch. 8

Tuesday: at Montreal, 7, NBCSN

Thur.: at Montreal, 7:30, NBCSN

May 10: at Boston, TBD*

May 12: at Montreal, TBD*

May 14: at Boston, TBD*

Rangers 1, Penguins 0

Friday: Rangers 3, Penguins 2 OT

Sunday: at Pittsburgh, 7, NBCSN

Mon.: at New York, 7:30, NBCSN

Wed.: at New York, 7:30, NBCSN

May 9: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

May 11: at New York, TBD*

May 13: at Pittsburgh, TBD*

West

Blackhawks 1, Wild 0

Friday: Blackhawks 5, Wild 2

Sunday: at Chicago, 3, Ch. 8

Tuesday: at Minnesota, 9, CNBC

May 9: at Minnesota, TBD, TBD

May 11: at Chicago, TBD*

May 13: at Minnesota, TBD*

May 15: at Chicago, TBD*

Ducks vs. Kings

Tonight: at Anaheim, 8, NBCSN

Monday: at Anaheim, 10, NBCSN

Thur.: at Los Angeles, 10, NBCSN

May 10: at Los Angeles, TBD

May 12: at Anaheim, TBD*

May 14: at Los Angeles, TBD*

May 16: at Anaheim, TBD*

* if necessary

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