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Barclay Goodrow’s Goal in Overtime Lifts Rangers to Victory over Panthers in Game 2



The New York Rangers managed to even the Eastern Conference final with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2. Barclay Goodrow scored the game-winning goal at 14:01 of overtime, sending the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy. Vincent Trocheck and Carter Verhaeghe scored the other goals in the game, with Igor Shesterkin making 26 saves for the Rangers. The series now shifts to Florida for Games 3 and 4, with both teams looking to take the lead.

The Rangers showed a lot more life in Game 2 after being shut out in the opener, with tough guy Matt Rempe back in the lineup. His physical presence seemed to ignite the team and the crowd, as New York came out with a lot of energy from the start. Trocheck’s early goal set the tone for the game, and the Rangers continued to push the pace throughout. Rempe’s impact was felt throughout the game, as he constantly hit Panthers players and even won a crucial faceoff at one point.

There were plenty of scoring chances for both teams in overtime, with Filip Chytil coming close to scoring for the Rangers before Goodrow’s heroics sealed the victory. The Rangers also had multiple power play opportunities throughout the game but failed to capitalize, while Verhaeghe scored on Florida’s first power play late in the first period. Both goaltenders, Bobrovsky and Shesterkin, put on impressive performances, making key saves to keep their teams in the game until Goodrow’s game-winner.

The shift to Florida for Games 3 and 4 will present new challenges for both teams, as the Panthers look to regain the series lead on home ice. The Rangers will need to continue their strong play from Game 2 and find a way to solve Bobrovsky more consistently. With the series now tied, every game becomes crucial, and both teams will be giving their all to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. As the Eastern Conference final intensifies, fans can expect more thrilling moments and dramatic finishes in the games to come.

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