Video: Girardi wins it for New York


Through 42 minutes of action, the Rangers were unable to beat New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur.

In the 43rd minute, Dan Girardi took care of that.

The Rangers defenseman — now second on the team in scoring with 11 points — took Brad Richards’ faceoff win and snapped the game-winning goal past Brodeur. New York would go on to win 3-0, taking a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Here’s Girardi’s marker:

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The goal started off what would be a rough period for Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador. He was in the box for Girardi’s tally after taking a hooking penalty on Marian Gaborik and two minutes later, Salvador was on the ice for Chris Kreider’s insurance goal.

Of note: This was Girardi’s third game-winner of the postseason, tying him with Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown and New Jersey’s David Clarkson for the NHL lead.