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Senators come back to win 3-2 in OT and knot series

Associated Press | Wednesday, 04.18.2012 / 10:52 PM

2011-12 Playoff Game No. 4; Road Game No. 2 Series tied 2-2
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Kyle Turris scored at 2:42 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, tying the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series at two games apiece.

Milan Michalek and Sergei Gonchar scored in the second period for the Senators to erase a 2-0 deficit, and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots.

Anton Stralman and Ryan Callahan had power-plays goals early in the first period for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves.

Both teams had great opportunities to take the lead in the third period. Ottawa created a flurry of chances in the final minute, but was unable to beat Lundqvist. The Rangers' best opportunity came with just over five minutes remaining when Nick Foligno was called for tripping, but the Senators killed the penalty.

Anderson made big saves on Brian Boyle and Brad Richards early in the period, and Lundqvist made a huge save on Chris Phillips with just over seven minutes remaining.

Ottawa cut it to 2-1 at the 7:04 of the second. Matt Carkner, coming out of the penalty box, took a pass from Jason Spezza and fed it to Michalek, who backhanded it over Lundqvist's right shoulder.  The crowd of 20,340 at Scotiabank Place gave Ottawa a standing ovation for more than 3 minutes.

Ottawa tied it on the same power play, with Gonchar's shot from the top of the faceoff circle making it through traffic and past Lundqvist with 2:10 left in the period.

After going 1-for-11 on the power play in the first three games, the Rangers scored twice with the man advantage in the first period. Stralman opened the scoring at 49 seconds, and Callahan was left all alone at the side of the net to bang in a rebound at 6:10.
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STATS OF THE GAME
The Rangers have tallied the first goal of the contest in each game this series. ... The Blueshirts notched two goals in seven power play attempts (10:35 total icetime), and are now 3-for-18 (16.7 percent) on the man-advantage in the playoffs. The two power play goals were the most by the Rangers in a postseason game since they tallied two against the Washington Capitals on Apr. 26, 2009. ... The Rangers were credited with 30 blocked shots in the contest,

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Richards 2. Girardi 3. McDonagh


THE BIGGER PICTURE
This is why finishing No. 1 in the Eastern Conference was so important for the Rangers. It all comes down to home-ice advantage now, and the Blueshirts are fortunate to have it. Look for the Garden crowd to spur them on to a big win on Saturday.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (31:17)
Shots -- Richards (8)
Hits -- Prust (4)
Blocks -- Richards (6)
Takeaways -- Callahan (2)
Faceoffs -- Boyle (28)

NEW YORK RANGERS' GAME 4 LINEUP AT OTTAWA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Derek Stepan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Artem Anisimov Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brian Boyle Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Chris Kreider
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, McDonagh, Girardi, Fedotenko, Boyle, Prust.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Stepan/Stralman
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Prust/Dubinsky Brian Boyle
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Del Zotto/Stralman
1st2nd3rdOTT
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Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:49NYR PPG - Anton Stralman (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Richards (1), Marian Gaborik (1) 1 - 0 NYR
06:10NYR PPG - Ryan Callahan (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Marian Gaborik (2), Brad Richards (2) 2 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
07:04OTT Milan Michalek (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Matt Carkner (1), Jason Spezza (2) 2 - 1 NYR
17:50OTT PPG - Sergei Gonchar (1) Slapshot - ASST: Nick Foligno (2), Chris Neil (1) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
1st OT Period
02:42OTT Kyle Turris (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jim O'Brien (1), Sergei Gonchar (1) 3 - 2 OTT
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:39OTT Zack Smith  Boarding against  Ryan McDonagh
05:45OTT Erik Karlsson  Tripping against  Artem Anisimov
07:10NYR Brandon Prust  Boarding against  Nick Foligno
10:32OTT Zenon Konopka  Roughing against  Brad Richards
14:54NYR Ryan McDonagh  Tripping against  Zenon Konopka
2nd Period
01:21NYR Ryan McDonagh  Hi-sticking against  Erik Karlsson
04:55OTT Matt Carkner  Hooking against  Marc Staal
08:11NYR Stu Bickel  Holding the stick against  Chris Neil
11:01OTT Zack Smith  Interference against  Ruslan Fedotenko
16:48NYR Artem Anisimov  Hooking against  Jason Spezza
3rd Period
01:55OTT Nick Foligno  Hi-sticking against  Ryan McDonagh
14:35OTT Nick Foligno  Tripping against  Ryan Callahan
1st OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodNYROTT
1st1212
2nd79
3rd119
OT31
Total3331
Team Stats
CategoryNYROTT
Power Plays2/71/5
Hits2632
Faceoff Wins2833
Giveaways1010
Takeaways59
Blocked Shots308
Penalty Minutes1014
  • NY RANGERS
  • OTTAWA
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5D. GirardiD0000031:17
8B. PrustL00-11217:11
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34J. MitchellC00-1003:59
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71M. RuppL000204:12
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2831.90362:42
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2J. CowenD0011016:25
4C. PhillipsD0004023:02
7K. TurrisC1013016:15
9M. MichalekL1023023:22
14C. GreeningL0002013:50
15Z. SmithC0001414:03
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18J. WinchesterC000005:44
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22E. CondraR0000014:28
25C. NeilR0103015:46
28Z. KonopkaC0000212:07
39M. CarknerD0111212:31
42J. O'BrienC0111011:19
55S. GoncharD1121021:41
65E. KarlssonD0016226:55
71N. FolignoL0103414:45
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
41C. Anderson3133.93962:42