Vincent Trocheck's double-overtime goal was the perfect encapsulation of the New York Rangers' series against the Hurricanes so far: It was scored on a Rangers power play during another failure for Carolina's penalty kill.

"Not much else to talk about. It's pretty evident," Carolina captain Jordan Staal said after New York's 4-3 victory to take a 2-0 series lead on Tuesday night. "The PK's got to kill. If our power play converts on probably one [chance], we probably win. Everyone in the room knows our special teams need to be better."


The Rangers went 2-for-7 on the power play in Game 2, after needing only 23 seconds to score twice on two opportunities in Game 1. For the playoffs, New York has 10 goals on 25 power-play opportunities (40%). Outside of the Edmonton Oilers, no one's been hotter with the man advantage.

It's not just how many power-play goals the Rangers score, but when they score them.

The Rangers tied the score at 3 on a power play, as Chris Kreider converted for his third goal of the playoffs at 6:07 of the third period with Dmitry Orlov in the penalty box for tripping.

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Trocheck's double-overtime winner was scored with Carolina defenseman Brady Skjei serving a penalty for cross-checking. Trocheck has scored in five straight games to join Cecil Dillon (5 GP in 1933) for the longest postseason goal streak in Rangers history.

The series continues with game 3 Thursday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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