The win forces a winner-take-all Game 7 in the first-round, Eastern Conference playoff series.
“Especially late in the game, he made some great saves,” Rangers head coach John Tortorella said of Lundqvist. “The ultimate goal for Hank in his mind is to win the Stanley Cup, but you need to go through these types of situations to get there.”
The home team has now won every game in this series.
Game 7 is Monday night in Washington. The puck is scheduled to drop at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN