An absolutely thrilling Game 7 lived up to its billing at Madison Square Garden
The New York Rangers are off to the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs after a thrilling, 4-3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first round matchup. The Rangers battled back in this game — after trailing 3-2 late into the third period — and also this series, after going down 3-1 after Game 4.
K’Andre Miller drew a holding penalty three minutes into overtime and at 5:46 of the extra period, Artemi Panarin scored the game-winning goal to send the Rangers to the second round and set off a massive celebration on the ice.
“He’s the guy, when we went into overtime, I said to myself ‘I know who’s going to score if we score,'” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said about Panarin after the game. “If we we get the winning goal its going to be him.”
On the comeback, Gallant said his team was even keeled through the third period, even as they trailed heading into the game’s final minutes.
“It wasn’t a big deal for us … we’ve been a real good third period team. Its a one goal game … you keep battling right to the end,” Gallant said. “We didn’t create a whole bunch of stuff the first 14 minutes but after that we started to push a little bit … and obviously at the end with that power play goal but we just kept working and battling.”
It was the 46th Stanley Cup playoff Game 7 to go to overtime, and the first since the Stars beat the Avalanche in the second round in 2020. The Stars went on to the Stanley Cup Final, where they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The drama began before the puck dropped in New York on Sunday. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and goalie Tristan Jarry were both game-time decisions and both had an impact on the game. Crosby tallied an assist on Jake Guentzel’s second period goal and Jarry had 26 saves, but couldn’t make the final stop on Panarin.
Chris Kreider got the scoring started for the Rangers, beating Jarry at 7:36 of the first period, but Danton Heinen tied the game with a power play goal late in the first period that wasn’t initially called a goal on the ice. Replay officials in Toronto stopped the game at the next whistle to go back and review the play, which tied the game at 1-1 heading into the first intermission.
The Penguins took the lead on the Guentzel goal, and after Miller tied the game at 2-2, Evan Rodrigues scored his third goal of the series with a shorthanded tally that sent the Pens into the third period with a 3-2 lead. Mika Zibanejad got the equalizer that eventually sent the game into overtime with under six minutes left in regulation.
The Rangers now move on to the second round, where they’ll take on the Carolina Hurricanes.
NHL Playoffs 2022: TV schedule, how to watch, scores, highlights, bracket
Everything to know about the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs
By Chris Bengel
2 hrs ago•3 min read
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The Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the most exciting postseason formats in sports. For the first time in three years, every team played a full 82-game regular season schedule without an interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The divisions were completely back to normal with teams being permitted to cross the border and play in Canada and vice versa.
The Florida Panthers captured the President’s Trophy as the team with the most points around the league. Equipped with one of the deepest rosters in the NHL, the Panthers finished with a 58-18-6 record and a grand total of 122 points when the regular season dust settled.
The structure of the playoffs is as follows:
- The playoff format has the team with the most points taking on the second wild card team in the opening round in each conference. The division winner with the second-most points will face off with the top wild card team.
- Each series will be in a best-of-seven format
- The home ice advantage goes to the team with the higher seed in the opening two rounds of the playoffs. The team with the most regular season points has home ice in the conference finals and Stanley Cup Final.
Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing information
All times Eastern
(* if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers
Game 1: Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m. | at FLA | TV: TNT
Game 2: Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m. | at FLA | TV: TNT
Game 3: Sunday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. | at TB | TV: TNT
Game 4: Monday, May 23, 7 p.m. | at TB | TV: TNT
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 25, TBD | at FLA | TV: TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 27, TBD | at TB | TV: TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, May 29, TBD | at FLA | TV: TBD
New York Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Game 1: Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m. | at CAR | TV: ESPN
Game 2: Friday, May 20, 8 p.m. | at CAR | TV: ESPN
Game 3: Sunday, May 22, 3:30 p.m. | at NY | TV: ESPN
Game 4: Tuesday, May 24, 7 p.m. | at NY | TV: ESPN
Game 5*: Thursday, May 26, TBD | at CAR | TV: TBD
Game 6*: Saturday, May 28, TBD | at NY | TV: TBD
Game 7*: Monday, May 30, TBD | at CAR | TV: TBD
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE
St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche
Game 1: Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 p.m. | at COL | TV: TNT
Game 2: Thursday, May 19, 9:30 p.m. | at COL | TV: TNT
Game 3: Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m. | at STL | TV: TNT
Game 4: Monday, May 23, 9:30 p.m. | at STL | TV: TNT
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 25, TBD | at COL | TV: TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 27, TBD | at STL | TV: TBD
Game 7*: Sunday, May 29, TBD | at COL | TV: TBD
Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames
Game 1: Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 p.m. | at CAL | TV: ESPN
Game 2: Friday, May 20, 10:30 p.m. | at CAL | TV: ESPN
Game 3: Sunday, May 22, 8 p.m. | at EDM | TV: ESPN2
Game 4: Tuesday, May 24, 9:30 p.m. | at EDM | TV: ESPN
Game 5*: Thursday, May 26, TBD | at CAL | TV: TBD
Game 6*: Saturday, May 28, TBD | at EDM | TV: TBD
Game 7*: Monday, May 30, TBD | at CAL | TV: TBD
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Florida Panthers defeat Washington Capitals, 4-2
Game 1: Capitals 4, Panthers 2 | Recap
Game 2: Panthers 5, Capitals 1 I Recap
Game 3: Capitals 6, Panthers 1 | Recap
Game 4: Panthers 3, Capitals 2 (OT) I Recap
Game 5: Panthers 5, Capitals 3 | Recap
Game 6: Panthers 4, Capitals 3 (OT) | Recap
Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3
Game 1: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0 | Recap
Game 2: Lightning 5, Maple Leafs 3 I Recap
Game 3: Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 2 | Recap
Game 4: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3 | Recap
Game 5: Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 3 | Recap
Game 6: Lightning 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT) | Recap
Game 7: Lightning 2, Maple Leafs 1 | Recap
Carolina Hurricanes defeat Boston Bruins, 4-3
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1 | Recap
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 2 I Recap
Game 3: Bruins 4, Hurricanes 2 | Recap
Game 4: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2 | Recap
Game 5: Hurricanes 5, Bruins 1 I Recap
Game 6: Bruins 5, Hurricanes 2 | Recap
Game 7: Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2 | Recap
New York Rangers defeat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3
Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 (3OT) | Recap
Game 2: Rangers 5, Penguins 2 | Recap
Game 3: Penguins 7, Rangers 4 | Recap
Game 4: Penguins 7, Rangers 2 | Recap
Game 5: Rangers 5, Penguins 3 | Recap
Game 6: Rangers 5, Penguins 3 | Recap
Game 7: Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) | Recap
Colorado Avalanche defeat Nashville Predators, 4-0
Game 1: Avalanche 7, Predators 2 | Recap
Game 2: Avalanche 2, Predators 1 (OT) | Recap
Game 3: Avalanche 7, Predators 3 | Recap
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Predators 3 | Recap
St. Louis Blues defeat Minnesota Wild, 4-2
Game 1: Blues 4, Wild 0 | Recap
Game 2: Wild 6, Blues 2 I Recap
Game 3: Wild 5, Blues 1 | Recap
Game 4: Blues 5, Wild 2 | Recap
Game 5: Blues 5, Wild 2 | Recap
Game 6: Blues 4, Wild 1 | Recap
Calgary Flames defeat Dallas Stars, 4-3
Game 1: Flames 1, Stars 0 | Recap
Game 2: Stars 2, Flames 0 | Recap
Game 3: Stars 4, Flames 2 | Recap
Game 4: Flames 4, Stars 1 | Recap
Game 5: Flames 3, Stars 1 | Recap
Game 6: Stars 4, Flames 2 | Recap
Game 7: Flames 3, Stars 2 (OT) | Recap
Edmonton Oilers defeat Los Angeles Kings, 4-3
Game 1: Kings 4, Oilers 3 | Recap
Game 2: Oilers 6, Kings 0 | Recap
Game 3: Oilers 8, Kings 2 | Recap
Game 4: Kings 4, Oilers 0 I Recap
Game 5: Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT) I Recap
Game 6: Oilers 4, Kings 2 | Recap
Game 7: Oilers 2, Kings 0 | Recap
Islanders hire Lane Lambert to replace Barry Trotz as head coach
The Islanders fired Barry Trotz earlier in May
By Chris Bengel
1 hr ago•1 min read
Lambert had served as the Islanders associate coach for the past four seasons.
“I had the opportunity to work with Lane over the past four years, which includes spending time with him on a one-on-one basis when he served as the interim Head Coach this past season,” Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said in a press release. “In my opinion, he is the right person to coach this team.”
Lambert. 57. has a championship pedigree. Before his time with the Islanders, Lambert served as an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals and was on the staff when the team won the Stanley Cup during the 2017-18 season. Lambert also spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators from 2011 to 2014.
In addition, he was the head coach of the Predators’ American Hockey League affiliate Milwaukee Admirals from 2007-11. The Admirals won two West Division titles (2008-09 and 2010-11) during Lambert’s time behind the bench.
Lambert also played in the NHL prior to his coaching career.
He was a second round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1983 NHL Draft. During his career, Lambert recorded 124 points (58 goals and 66 assists) in 283 career games with the Red Wings, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques. His best campaign came during the 1987-88 season with the Nordiques when he accumulated 41 points (13 goals and 28 assists).