After outshooting the Capitals 38-18, the New York Rangers found themselves trailing 2-1 with 22 seconds remaining. It looked as though the Capitals were going to steal Game 5 on enemy ice and head back to Washington leading 3-2 in the series.
Then the Rangers caught a break, as Joel Ward got careless with his stick -- like, really careless -- and caught Carl Hagelin in the face. Two minutes. Even better, Ward made Hagelin bleed his own blood. Four minutes.
In a series where the margin for error has been slim, this was a big error, and the Rangers made the Capitals pay. 1:57 later, Ward had served both penalties.
Just 15 seconds after he went to the box, with only 7 seconds to go in regulation, Brad Richards tied the game after beating braden Holtby to a loose puck in the crease: