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Rangers hang tough at Ottawa, force Game 7 at MSG

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Playoff Game No. 6; Road Game No. 3 Series tied 3-3
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GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal and Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory against Ottawa Senators on Monday.

The series heads back to New York Thursday night for the first Game 7 in any sport at Madison Square Garden in 17 years. No Rangers team has ever lost a Game 7 at The Garden.

Not even the return of Daniel Alfredsson, who missed three games with a concussion, in front of the fired-up home crowd at Scotiabank Place could help the eighth-seeded Senators.

Carl Hagelin returned to the Rangers lineup after sitting out a three-game suspension for his elbow on Alfredsson. The Rangers broke through in the second oeriod with three goals after going six straight periods without scoring.

Chris Neil gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead in the first, and Jason Spezza cut it to 3-2 with 39 seconds left to play in the third.

Stepan tied the game 1-1 during the first of four second-period power polays at 8:55.  The Rangers then received a lengthy 5-on-3 after Nick Foligno was sent off for goaltender interference, and Richards took advantage of the extra space by skating off the wall and beating Anderson high at 17:08.

That was soon followed by a back-breaking goal from rookie Chris Kreider, the first of his NHL career. He sneaked a shot through Anderson with 40.3 seconds to play in the period.
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STAT OF THE GAME
Just over two weeks removed from playing college hockey, Chris Kreider became the sixth Rangers player to register his first career playoff point in this series, and the fourth to tally his first career playoff goal.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Stepan 2. Lundqvist 3. Richards


THE BIGGER PICTURE
These Rangers have all the momentum on their side for a Game 7, where no Rangers team has ever lost at The Garden. You also have to go back 12 years to find any No. 1 seed that lost a first-round playoff series in Game 7 after winning Game 6 on the road.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (28:42)
Shots -- Richards, McDonagh (3)
Hits -- Callahan (6)
Blocks -- McDonagh (4)
Takeaways -- Callahan (3)
Faceoffs -- Richards (23)

NEW YORK RANGERS' GAME 6 LINEUP AT OTTAWA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko Brandon Dubinsky Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp Artem Anisimov John Mitchell
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, Hagelin, Richards, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko Artem Anisimov John Mitchell
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Brad Richards Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Dan Girardi
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Brandon Prust Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
OTT
Scoring Summary
1st Period
07:05OTT PPG - Chris Neil (2) ASST: Sergei Gonchar (2), Nick Foligno (3) 1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
08:55NYR PPG - Derek Stepan (1) ASST: Brad Richards (3), Anton Stralman (2) 1 - 1 Tie
17:08NYR PPG - Brad Richards (2) ASST: Michael Del Zotto (2), Derek Stepan (1) 2 - 1 NYR
19:19NYR Chris Kreider (1) ASST: Derek Stepan (2), Marc Staal (1) 3 - 1 NYR
3rd Period
19:21OTT Jason Spezza (3) ASST: Colin Greening (1) 3 - 2 NYR
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:47NYR Mike Rupp  Roughing against  Zenon Konopka
10:02OTT Matt Carkner  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
15:10OTT Chris Neil  Fighting against  Brandon Prust
15:10NYR Brandon Prust  Fighting against  Chris Neil
18:06OTT Zack Smith  Roughing against  Ryan Callahan
2nd Period
06:22NYR Brandon Prust  Cross checking against  Erik Condra
07:57OTT Milan Michalek  Holding against  Marc Staal
09:18OTT Jakob Silfverberg  Boarding against  Ryan McDonagh
14:28NYR Chris Kreider  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
15:42OTT Filip Kuba  Hooking against  Ruslan Fedotenko
15:58OTT Nick Foligno  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Henrik Lundqvist
3rd Period
01:44NYR Brandon Prust  Tripping against  Kyle Turris
04:11OTT Kyle Turris  Slashing against  Carl Hagelin
08:20NYR Marian Gaborik  Hooking against  Chris Phillips
shots by period
PeriodNYROTT
1st76
2nd87
3rd714
Total2227
Team Stats
CategoryNYROTT
Power Plays2/71/5
Hits3231
Faceoff Wins2737
Giveaways411
Takeaways96
Blocked Shots1715
Penalty Minutes1519
  • NY RANGERS
  • OTTAWA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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8B. PrustL0002913:11
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#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30H. Lundqvist2527.92660:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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4C. PhillipsD00-10022:02
7K. TurrisC0002213:43
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33J. SilfverbergR000129:02
39M. CarknerD000026:30
42J. O'BrienC0000011:41
55S. GoncharD0101025:31
65E. KarlssonD0003025:02
71N. FolignoL0104214:03
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
41C. Anderson1922.86458:05