Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

New York Rangers: On the brink of elimination

New York Rangers: On the brink of elimination

Zuccarello had a goal and an assist in the first period and the Rangers went on to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night that cut the Senators' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The win ties the teams' second-round series, 2-2.

The Senators entered NY having won the first two games in the series by an aggregate score of 8-6.

Nash increased the lead to 3-0 at 12:21 of the second period.

Ottawa threatened to tighten things up early in the third, with the first six shots of the period.

Anderson, a fine goaltender who lately has developed a reputation for being in more trouble when pucks are behind the net than when they are in front, later misplayed a puck behind his net, allowing New York's Michael Grabner to reach around and slip the puck into the open net for the Rangers' second goal. Craig Anderson sports a career 9-4-1 record in NY, but he's going to need to be even better on Thursday to keep the Rangers from evening a series in which they already feel like they have the upper hand. We wanted to come out and have a good start today, and that's what we did.

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The Blueshirts will try and knot the series on Thursday night with another matchup at MSG. Neil, 37, only played in 52 games this year, registering only one goal and three assists. You're not going to score the first goal every game.

It has been a team effort and Rangers net minder Henrik Lundqvist, who, finally doesn't have to stand on his head and make tough saves talked about how the team has come together to rally back in the series, "I think it's the last couple of games. I think everybody felt like we played a really strong game when we needed it the most here".

In the first round against Montreal, they trailed 2-1 entering Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.

"He could have come back, but we just thought it was best to keep him out, He's got a lower-body injury", Senators coach Guy Boucher said of Karlsson, who said before the series that he has been playing with hairline fractures in his left foot.

Lindberg also scored in Game 3 of this series but before that hadn't scored since April 2. Thirteen minutes 53 seconds later, Lindberg hammered a heavy shot from the left side which ricocheted in and out of the net as Glass screened Anderson.

Regardless, they have nearly come back from the brink to tie this series up and make it a whole new party. "Tonight we had that and it was obviously a difference maker".

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Trailing 2-1, the Senators pulled out to a 3-2 lead with two goals in span of 33 seconds midway through the second.

Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers - Lundqvist was stellar again to earn his 61st career playoff win, moving into a tie Tom Barrasso for 13th all time. The Rangers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities.

The biggest early buzz at Canadian Tire Centre came when Chris Neil stepped onto the ice for the first time this post-season. The over/under total for the game is set at 5 goals. The Senators' first eight playoff games this postseason were all decided by one goal.

For the second consecutive game, the Rangers controlled the first period.

The Rangers kept the same lineup for the third straight game, meaning rookie winger Pavel Buchnevich was a healthy scratch, as was defenseman Kevin Klein, both of whom took warmups.

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