New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) and center Derek Stepan (21) react after the Ottawa Senators scored to tie the game late in the third period in Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Yet it was the Rangers who opened the scoring for the fourth straight game with Holden's perfectly placed shot between Anderson's blocker and pad at 14:04 of the first giving NY a 1-0 lead.
Jesper Fast, Nick Holden and Ryan McDonagh had the other Rangers goals.
Kyle Turris sent the crowd of 19,082 into hysterics with his victor at 6:28 of overtime to deliver a 5-4 comeback victory over the Rangers at the Canadian Tire Centre as Ottawa took a 3-2 series lead.
Their struggles against heavy hitting teams are quite ironic, considering they averaged the fourth most hits per game in the league (25.8). Condon finished with nine stops.
NY will hope to replicate a performance in which they simply overwhelmed the Senators in Game 3. "Had their fans and the momentum". "Obviously it was a different way we were down 2-1". The first came on two fine feeds from Erik Karlsson and Clarke MacArthur, the latter a fake shot sent cross-ice to Hoffman who buried the shot past Lundqvist. Karlsson had previously been playing with hairline fractures in his heel, but if this injury prevents him from playing, that could be curtains for the Senators. "We just couldn't catch up at the end of the day". Now they're one game away from going home. Glass, a forward who was scratched in the first two games of the series, has brought an edge to the team. "They are not exactly playmaking assists. From doing that, I think we've been able to get some more pucks back and spend a longer time in their zone". Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault not only echoed Zibanejad's sentiments Wednesday, he took them a step further. He finally found the back of the net, delivering the final blow for the Capitals in a 4-2 win over the Penguins.
The Ottawa Senators have dropped both games in NY to the Rangers by scores of 4-1. The Rangers have won three straight games at MSG. "We're not gonna change much now". "It's not a one-man show here".
"At this time of year you can never give up", said Stone.
Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period as the Washington Capitals avoided elimination by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in Game 5 on Saturday night. On his second breakaway of the game - he was denied only 82 seconds in by Anderson's blocker - Grabner opted against shooting and instead dropped a pass to Lindberg, who was also ahead of the Senators defense, for an easy finish. The Ottawa Senators will bounce back.
Then, at 15:54, Lindberg somehow floated a soft shot from the left wing past Anderson after a strong forecheck by J.T. Miller and Glass.
Turris scored at 13:34, but the Senators had trouble generating sustained pressure against Lundqvist and were sloppy with the puck at times. "That's when we're effective around the net is when we get second chances or screened shots (or) tips". "He hangs on to the puck, he is crafty when he gets it, and he can shoot it really well".
If he had been even a quarter-second quicker, the game would have still been tied. Jimmy Vesey gave the Rangers the lead once again in the third period, but Ottawa came storming back, tying the game with 1:26 to play. Game 7, if necessary, will take place in Ottawa on Thursday, May 11.
"That's huge, especially in the playoffs you need every line kind of going", Nash said.
Game 4 is Thursday night. We seem to have been getting chances but we haven't been getting second chances. D Chris Wideman and F Tom Pyatt both made their debuts in the series. Defenceman Ben Harpur was also replaced by Fredrik Claesson.