New Jersey Devils forward Ryan Carter scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals with 4:24 left in the third period to give his team the a 3-2 series lead over the New York Rangers.
The Devils are now one win away from their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 2003, when they defeated the Anaheim Ducks in seven games for their third championship in team history.
Game 6 of the series will be at the Prudential Center in New Jersey Friday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Carter's goal was a result of a really strong forecheck, which allowed Devils forward Stephen Gionta to make a quick pass to Carter, who fired a shot past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. It was Carter's third goal this postseason.
Rangers forward Carl Hagelin was late in getting back into position to defend Carter, which allowed the Devils forward to get his shot off cleanly.
New York has to get more production from many of its top offensive players, especially Brad Richards, who was signed for these kinds of playoff games.
Richards has three points in this series, but has yet to score. In Game 5 he was a minus-two and wasn't able to jump-start the Rangers offense throughout the night.
The Rangers will need to score first and set the tone early in Game 6 or their season will end in disappointing fashion to a hated rival.