The New York Rangers had a chance to take a 3-1 lead in their 2012 NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference opening round series with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Instead, the Senators evened things up at two games apiece with an overtime goal from Kyle Turris that gave them a 3-2 win.
Turris came racing down the left side of the ice at the 2:42 mark in the first overtime period. Bearing down on Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist, who had been solid in net all night, Turris flicked a wrister into the net for his first career overtime goal, in either the regular season or the playoffs. It was his first goal of the series as well. Video of the game-winning goal below.
Anton Stralman and Ryan Callahan scored in the first for the Rangers, giving the Blueshirts a 2-0 lead with two periods left to play. Milan Michalek and Sergei Gonchar tied it in the second period, and the teams skated to a stalemate in the third.
Tied at 2-2, the series returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
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