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Blueshirts fall 3-2 in overtime as Sens even up series

newyorkrangers.com | Saturday, 04.14.2012 / 10:32 PM

2011-12 Playoff Game No. 2; Home Game No. 2 Series tied 1-1
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Chris Neil scored 1:17 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a wild 3-2 victory over the Rangers in Game 2 to even the first-round Eastern Conference series Saturday night.

Neil got to a loose puck in front off a rebound and backhanded the puck past goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

The top-seeded Rangers seemed poised to grab a 2-0 series lead when Brian Boyle scored in the third period, but Nick Foligno tied it with 4:37 left in regulation.

Erik Karlsson also scored for the Senators, who came into the game looking to exact some revenge on Boyle for some shots he took at Karlsson during Game 1.

A brawl led to the ejections of Ottawa defenseman Matt Carkner, who had jumped Boyle, and Blueshirts forward Brandon Dubinsky, who received a third-man-in game misconduct, just 2:15 into the opening period.

Anton Stralman had the other goal for the Rangers.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Monday night in Ottawa, followed by Game 4 on Wednesday night. The series will return to New York for Game 5 next Saturday.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
Brian Boyle has nine points in the last 11 games in which he has played.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Boyle 2. Fedotenko 3. Girardi


THE BIGGER PICTURE
For most of the game, the Rangers were in control, but the whole thing slipped away in a matter of just a few minutes. This was a kind of learning experience for a team with several players who are going through their first Stanley Cup playoff series.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (29:59)
Shots -- Callahan, Stralman (5)
Hits -- Del Zotto (7)
Blocks -- Girardi (8)
Takeaways -- Stepan, Callahan (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (23)

NEW YORK RANGERS' GAME 2 LINEUP VS. OTTAWA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Dubinsky/Prust Brian Boyle Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Staal, Bickel, Rupp, Dubinsky, Prust.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Fedotenko/Mitchell Brian Boyle Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Dan Girardi Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Carl Hagelin Artem Anisimov
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brad Richards
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
1st2nd3rdOTT
OTT
NYR
Scoring Summary
1st Period
10:11NYR PPG - Anton Stralman (1) Slapshot - ASST: Dan Girardi (2), Artem Anisimov (3) 1 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
13:50OTT PPG - Erik Karlsson (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Filip Kuba (1) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
02:41NYR Brian Boyle (2) Snap shot - ASST: Ruslan Fedotenko (1), Michael Del Zotto (1) 2 - 1 NYR
15:23OTT Nick Foligno (1) Slapshot - ASST: Zenon Konopka (1), Kyle Turris (2) 2 - 2 Tie
1st OT Period
01:17OTT Chris Neil (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Jared Cowen (1), Zack Smith (1) 3 - 2 OTT
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:15OTT Matt Carkner  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Boyle
02:15NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Roughing against  Matt Carkner
02:15OTT Matt Carkner  Instigator against  Brandon Dubinsky
02:15OTT Matt Carkner  Game misconduct
02:15NYR Brandon Dubinsky  Game misconduct
08:17NYR Brian Boyle  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
08:17OTT Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Brian Boyle
08:32OTT Sergei Gonchar  Tripping against  Artem Anisimov
11:58NYR Brandon Prust  Hooking against  Nick Foligno
19:07OTT Chris Phillips  Elbowing against  Ryan Callahan
2nd Period
03:58OTT Filip Kuba  Hi-sticking against  Carl Hagelin
10:32NYR Carl Hagelin  Elbowing (maj) against  Daniel Alfredsson
15:50NYR Brad Richards  Roughing against  Erik Karlsson
3rd Period
NONE
1st OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodOTTNYR
1st1010
2nd1012
3rd107
OT20
Total3229
Team Stats
CategoryOTTNYR
Power Plays1/41/4
Hits3030
Faceoff Wins3031
Giveaways68
Takeaways38
Blocked Shots1025
Penalty Minutes2826
  • OTTAWA
  • NY RANGERS
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2J. CowenD0112018:13
4C. PhillipsD00-10222:46
7K. TurrisC0112016:46
9M. MichalekL0001023:18
11D. AlfredssonR0001011:14
14C. GreeningL0000014:03
15Z. SmithC0105015:18
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18J. WinchesterC00-13014:32
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22E. CondraR000207:54
25C. NeilR1011514:06
28Z. KonopkaC0110011:30
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42J. O'BrienC000005:06
55S. GoncharD0010225:09
65E. KarlssonD10010030:06
71N. FolignoL1013015:07
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
41C. Anderson2729.93161:06
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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5D. GirardiD01-13029:59
8B. PrustL0010214:53
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22B. BoyleC1004517:38
24R. CallahanR0005027:18
26R. FedotenkoL0113015:54
27R. McDonaghD00-12026:26
32A. StralmanD1005013:55
34J. MitchellC000004:31
41S. BickelD001003:40
42A. AnisimovC01-10018:07
62C. HagelinL00-11513:18
71M. RuppL000002:38
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2932.90661:17