Rangers survive goal review to stun Pens in second period


Another day, another team left slack-jawed after a borderline offside goal review.

This time around, the goal stood. The New York Rangers’ tally counted a day after the St. Louis Blues saw a potential 2-1 goal disallowed in a very controversial decision.

With Derick Brassard‘s goal counting after review, the Rangers scored two goals in 18 seconds to turn Game 2 upside down against the Pittsburgh Penguins. An impressive Phil Kessel tally (his first in the playoffs with Pittsburgh) feels like an afterthought now that the Rangers are up 3-1.

You can watch Brassard’s goal in the video above.

It really doesn’t get much closer than this:

The Penguins now find themselves down 3-1 without their timeout, as Mats Zuccarello added to what’s becoming a painful second period for the Pens.

Here’s the Keith Yandle goal that began that quick rush of production for New York:

Will borderline offside calls be the story of the playoffs? Not necessarily, but they’re coincidentally becoming the story of this weekend.

Aside: J.T. Miller has assists on all three Rangers goals, by the way.