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Rangers beat buzzer, Caps

Rangers center Artem Anisimov celebrates seconds after Marc Staal’s goal in overtime beats goaltender Braden Holtby and the Capitals in Game 5 of their East semifinal series.

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Rangers center Artem Anisimov celebrates seconds after Marc Staal’s goal in overtime beats goaltender Braden Holtby and the Capitals in Game 5 of their East semifinal series.

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

With Rangers 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.

The top-seeded Rangers can advance to the East final Wednesday in Washington.

With the crowd still buzzing over the tying goal, John Mitchell won a faceoff in the Capitals' end to start the winning play. Staal corralled the puck at the right point, glided to the center of the zone and fired the drive that set off a celebration.

at Rangers 1 0 1 1 3
Capitals 0 1 1 0 2

First Period1, N.Y. Rangers, Stralman 3 (Staal, Stepan), 10:44. PenaltiesHamrlik, Was (high-sticking), 14:31; Del Zotto, NYR (tripping), 18:13.

Second Period2, Washington, Laich 2 (Ovechkin, Brouwer), 8:15. PenaltiesGreen, Was (slashing), :38; Del Zotto, NYR (interference), 4:14; Carlson, Was (delay of game), 12:35.

Third Period3, Washington, Carlson 2 (Wideman, Brouwer), 4:20 (pp). 4, N.Y. Rangers, Richards 5 (Callahan, Del Zotto), 19:53 (pp). PenaltiesRupp, NYR (hooking), 2:39; Kreider, NYR (high-sticking), 8:31; Ward, Was, double minor (high-sticking), 19:38. First Overtime5, N.Y. Rangers, Staal 2 (Mitchell), 1:35 (pp). PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalWashington 4-6-8-0—18. N.Y. Rangers 17-9-10-2—38. Power-play opportunitiesWashington 1 of 4; N.Y. Rangers 2 of 4. GoaliesWashington, Holtby 6-6-0 (38 shots-35 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 7-5-0 (18-16). A18,200 (18,200). T2:42.

Coyotes win series

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Mike Smith stopped 32 shots and the Coyotes beat the Predators 2-1 to earn their first trip to the Western Conference finals.

Phoenix withstood a late goal by Nashville's Colin Wilson to reach the conference finals for the first time in 33 years as an NHL franchise.

Derek Morris and Martin Hanzal scored and Smith nearly had an empty-net goal.

at Coyotes 0 2 0 2
Predators 0 0 1 1

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesHanzal, Pho (roughing), 17:45.

Second Period1, Phoenix, Morris 1 (Doan, Vermette), 3:54. 2, Phoenix, Hanzal 3 (Chipchura, Langkow), 15:09. PenaltiesJosi, Nas (interference), 4:19; Hanzal, Pho (hooking), 4:52; Doan, Pho (cross-checking), 9:41.

Third Period3, Nashville, C.Wilson 1 (Legwand, Suter), 14:01. PenaltiesDoan, Pho (holding), 2:38. Shots on GoalNashville 10-12-11—33. Phoenix 5-7-5—17. Power-play opportunitiesNashville 0 of 4; Phoenix 0 of 1. GoaliesNashville, Rinne 5-5-0 (17 shots-15 saves). Phoenix, M.Smith 8-3-0 (33-32). A17,182 (17,135). T2:24. Referees—Dan O'Rourke, Chris Rooney. LinesmenSteve Barton, Jean Morin.

Bettman: Deal in place for Coyotes

Commissioner Gary Bettman, in Glendale, Ariz., for Game 5 of the Coyotes-Predators series, announced that the league had a tentative deal with former Sharks CEO Greg Jamison to buy the Coyotes. The league bought the Coyotes out of bankruptcy in 2009 for about $140 million and has sought a buyer ever since amid much speculation about a possible move.

Around the league: Flyers star suspended

The league suspended Flyers All-Star forward Claude Giroux for his illegal check to the head on New Jersey center Dainius Zubrus in Sunday's Game 4 of the East semifinals, which the Devils won 4-2. Giroux will miss tonight's Game 5 in Philadelphia. The Flyers trail the series 3-1.

FLYERS SUED: Lawyers representing a group of Flyers season ticket-holders sued over the team's policy for tickets to the outdoor Winter Classic. The team called the suit frivolous. The suit, filed against Comcast-Spectacor in New Jersey, claims team owners breached the contract by forcing season ticket-holders to purchase tickets to the Jan. 2 Winter Classic at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park separately and at a higher price.

CANUCKS: General manager Mike Gillis agreed to a contract extension. Terms were not disclosed. Gillis was entering the last of a five-year deal.

East semifinals

Rangers 3, CAPITALS 2

Game 1: Rangers 3, Capitals 1

Game 2: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

Game 3: Rangers 2, Capitals 1 3 OT

Game 4: Capitals 3, Rangers 2

Monday: Rangers 3, Capitals 2 OT

Wednesday: at Washington, TBD, TBD

Saturday: at New York, TBD, TBD *

Devils 3, Flyers 1

Game 1: Flyers 4, Devils 3 OT

Game 2: Devils 4, Flyers 1

Game 3: Devils 4, Flyers 3 OT

Game 4: Devils 4, Flyers 2

Tonight: at Philadelphia, 7:30, NBCSN

Thursday: at New Jersey, TBD, TBD *

Saturday: at Philadelphia, TBD, TBD *

West semifinals

Kings 4, Blues 0

Game 1: Kings 3, Blues 1

Game 2: Kings 5, Blues 2

Game 3: Kings 4, Blues 2

Game 4: Kings 3, Blues 1

Coyotes 4, predators 1

Game 1: Coyotes 4, Predators 3 OT

Game 2: Coyotes 5, Predators 3

Game 3: Predators 2, Coyotes 0

Game 4: Coyotes 1, Predators 0

Monday: Coyotes 2, Predators 1

West final

Coyotes vs. Kings

Dates, times TBD

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