Clarke MacArthur

NHL playoffs: Rangers win in overtime, 2-1

NHL playoffs: Rangers win in overtime, 2-1

Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night and a 3-1 edge in the Eastern Conference first-round series at Pittsburgh.

Game 5 will be in New York on Friday night.

In overtime, Martin St. Louis started a goalmouth scramble when he threw the puck in front on a wraparound attempt. The puck pinballed to Carl Hagelin and went across the crease for Hayes to flip it past fallen goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. The point was Hayes' first in the postseason.

Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist opened the scoring at 2:22 of the first period. Derick Brassard tied it at 1 with 2:45 left in the second period with...