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Dennis Wideman of the Caps clears the puck (Credit: David Pokress)

Dennis Wideman of the Caps clears the puck from in front of the net. (May 7, 2012)

Game 5: Rangers 3, Capitals 2

Brad Richards tied the game with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, and Marc Staal scored the game-winner 95 seconds into overtime to lift the Rangers to a 3-2 series lead.

The Rangers celebrate Marc Staal's power power play
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The Rangers celebrate Marc Staal's power power play goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

Artem Anisimov #42, Anton Stralman #32 and Derek
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Artem Anisimov #42, Anton Stralman #32 and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrate as teammate Marc Staal #18 scores the winning goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammate John Mitchell #34 after scoring the winning goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate Anton Stralman #32 after scoring the winning a goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

The New York Rangers celebrate Marc Staal's overtime
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The New York Rangers celebrate Marc Staal's overtime goal against the Washington Capitals in Game 5. (May 7, 2012)

New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov, right, celebrates
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New York Rangers center Artem Anisimov, right, celebrates after Marc Staal's overtime goal slid past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory over in Game 5. (May 7, 2012)

Marc Staal, left, and Anton Stralman celebrate Staal's
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Marc Staal, left, and Anton Stralman celebrate Staal's power play game-winning goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

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The Rangers mob Marc Staal after he scored
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The Rangers mob Marc Staal after he scored the game-winning goal in overtime. (May 7, 2012)

Dan Girardi of the Rangers flattens Mike Green
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Dan Girardi of the Rangers flattens Mike Green of the Capitals in the overtime period. (May 7, 2012)

rad Richards (19) and Dan Girardi celebrate Richards
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rad Richards (19) and Dan Girardi celebrate Richards game-tying power play goal at 19:53 of the 3rd period. (May 7, 2012)

Alex Ovechkin of the Caps pokes the puck
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Alex Ovechkin of the Caps pokes the puck off Brad Richards stick in front of the Caps goal in the 2nd period. (May 7, 2012)

New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4)
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New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) steals the puck from Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin (28) as Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18) watches during the first period of Game 5. (May 7, 2012)

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Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and Matt Hendricks knock
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Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and Matt Hendricks knock the puck off Brad Richards stick as he attempts a wraparound goal in the 2nd period. (May 7, 2012)

Marian Gaborik fights for position in front of
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Marian Gaborik fights for position in front of the goal with Matt Hendricks of the Capitals in the 2nd period. (May 7, 2012)

Marian Gaborik centers the puck near the Capitals
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Marian Gaborik centers the puck near the Capitals net in the 2nd period. (May 7, 2012)

Anton Stralman (32) gets a hug from Brandon
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Anton Stralman (32) gets a hug from Brandon Prust after he scored a first period goal. (May 7, 2012)

Dennis Wideman of the Caps clears the puck
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Dennis Wideman of the Caps clears the puck from in front of the net. (May 7, 2012)

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Henrik Lundqvist clears the puck in the first
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Henrik Lundqvist clears the puck in the first period. (May 7, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist gets defensive help from Michael Del
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Henrik Lundqvist gets defensive help from Michael Del Zotto and Marc Staal in the first period. (May 7, 2012)

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