With the Rangers down 1-0 early in the second period, Mats Zuccarello sent the puck from the Rangers zone toward the middle of the ice and the puck went to Carolina goalie Scott Darling.
Darling came to the side of the net to play the puck but mishandled it and left it for David Desharnais to put into the the net to tie the game.
Asked about it after the game, Darling said "That was a huge mistake by me. That got them back in the game and then they got the other one. Right now, we don't have a big margin for error, so can't make mistakes like that. That was the difference tonight." (NYR Game Notes)
Carolina coach Bill Peters said "well it's unfortunate. Obviously, it had a little bit of English on it, so that's unfortunate, but there's lots of hockey to be played after that." (NYR Game Notes)