Chris Drury OT winner
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Chris Drury #23 of the New York Rangers takes the faceoff against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2011 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Devils 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Klein/Getty Images)

In the dynamic realm of hockey, the sport offers a plethora of highlights that linger in our memories. The New York Rangers, a team with a rich history, have contributed numerous moments that resonate with many fans. In this feature titled “Remember When,” we delve into some of these moments—some noteworthy, others less so.

In this particular installment of “Remember When,” we revisit the date of March 31st, 2008, when the Chris Drury OT winner buried the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In a game with playoff implications against Pittsburgh, breaking the initial 0-0 deadlock required almost 32 minutes of game time and a thorough review. During a five-on-three power play, Jaromir Jagr initially gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the second period with a power-play goal. Jagr’s shot, redirected off goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, led to a chaotic scene in front of the net.

The Penguins equalized in the third when Maxime Talbot found the back of the net.

Chris Drury secured a 2-1 overtime victory for the New York Rangers, preventing the Penguins from clinching their first division title in a decade. The winning goal came on a power play just 1:46 into overtime, capitalizing on an advantage gained when Sergei Gonchar held Jaromir Jagr in the opening minute of the extra session.

Drury, who had a knack for overtime goals with four to his name at the time, boasted, after that game, an impressive record of 44 NHL game-winners, including seven that season, his debut with the Rangers.



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