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McDonagh, Girardi team up to score tying and winning goals in Rangers' OT victory over Phoenix

  • New York Rangers' Derick Brassard reacts after scoring during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    New York Rangers' Derick Brassard reacts after scoring during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith makes a save during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith makes a save during the second period of the NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson moves the puck up the ice before scoring during the first period of the NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Phoenix Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson moves the puck up the ice before scoring during the first period of the NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Monday, March 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi's shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers' stunning rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.

McDonagh put the puck past backup goalie Thomas Greiss, who relieved injured starter Mike Smith in the third period and then gave up the tying and winning goals. Girardi got the Rangers even with 3:28 left in regulation when he tipped in a drive by his defense partner McDonagh.

Brad Richards and Derick Brassard scored in the second period when New York erased a 2-0 deficit Phoenix built in the first. Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves on a night he was honored for recently breaking Rangers career marks for wins and shutouts.

The Rangers' fourth straight win pushed them one point ahead of Philadelphia and into second place in the Metropolitan Division.