New York Rangers’ top five games of the 2016-17 Season

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1. Rangers 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)

New York may not have advanced as far as we would have liked, but they did provide us with a signature playoff moment in the first round. With the series tied at two games a piece, Game Five felt like a “winner wins the series” type of game.

The Rangers fell behind after one period of play, but American

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defenseman Brady Skjei tied the game at two late in the second period. While the teams swapped chances in the third, neither could score, setting up a thrilling overtime to find out who would end up with the edge in the series.

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Late into overtime, embedded Ranger Alexei Emelin tipped a Chris Kreider shot, changing its direction. The puck ended up on Mika Zibanejad’s stick, leaving him with a wide open net to shoot at. Zibanejad buried it, sending New York back home with a 3-2 series lead. The game and moment of the playoffs for sure.