(Reuters) - The New York Rangers completed a stunning comeback by eliminating the Penguins from their National Hockey League Eastern Conference semi-final with a 2-1 Game Seven win in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh led the semi-final series 3-1 but lost the last three games, the second time they have done so in the last four seasons, to crash out of the playoffs.
Brad Richards' power-play goal in the second period proved the difference after Penguins' Matt Niskanen was penalised for tripping, sending the Rangers to their first Eastern Finals since they lost to the New Jersey Devils in 2011-12 season.
Brian Boyle’s opening period goal for the Rangers was canceled out by Jussi Jokinen early in the second before Richards scored the winner.
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist continued his hot form in Game Sevens, winning his fifth straight, and making 35 saves on the night.
(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)