Derick Brassard scored 3 minutes, 6 seconds into overtime to give the visiting New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night.
Play continued after Brassard's goal, with Benoit Pouliot pumping a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury seconds after Brassard's shot. A review showed Brassard's flip from in front beat Fleury cleanly.
Game 2 will be Sunday night.
Pouliot and Brad Richards gave the Rangers an early 2-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots and stuffed a late Pittsburgh breakaway in the final seconds of regulation.
Lee Stempniak and James Neal scored for the Penguins. Fleury made 24 saves but was helpless on the winner.
Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby was held without a goal for the 12th straight playoff game.
Racist slurs hit Subban
The Boston Bruins and Mayor Marty Walsh condemned racist slurs about P.K. Subban that hit social media after the Montreal defenseman scored in the second overtime of their playoff game Thursday night.
Bruins president Cam Neely issued a statement Friday calling the tweets "racist" and "classless." He said they came from an "ignorant group of individuals" who do not reflect the organization.
Walsh said in a statement that the tweets were "a disgrace. These racist comments are not reflective of Boston, and are not reflective of Bruins fans. "
Subban, who is black, scored twice and the Canadiens won, 4-3, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals.