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Senators tie game late, win pivotal matchup with Rangers in overtime

10 May 2017

The Senators lead the best-of-seven 3-2, with the series now moving to Madison Square Garden for Game 6 on Tuesday.

The Rangers, who trailed for only 4:11 in the first four games of the series, then grabbed hold of another lead with two goals in 66 seconds. The Ottawa Senators have allowed a combined 13 goals in their last three games.

"I think by playing four lines you make it tough on the other team".

The Senators had a couple terrific chances to pull ahead once more in the opening minutes of the third, but Bobby Ryan was stopped on a partial break and Jean-Gabriel Pageau shot wide when he got a step on the Rangers defense. "That's when we're effective around the net is when we get second chances or screened shots (or) tips". Sens coach Guy Boucher said he wasn't concerned by that before the game - the team's approach should remain the same, he said - and such thinking proved prescient as the night wore on.

"Unless the trainers tell me otherwise, I will assume Karlsson will be there", Boucher said.

Former Rangers forward Derick Brassard sent the game into OT with a late-game goal to tie it up while Tom Pyatt, Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone were also able to beat NY goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

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What the Rangers really need to do is win a game in Ottawa, but to get that opportunity they'll have to hold serve in NY. While this team is very good defensively, they're also prone to momentary defensive lapses. "We need to get a little bit better". Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris, top left, and Alex Burrows (14) celebrate after Turris scored the game-winning goal during overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 5 in the second round of the National Hockey League h.

The adjustment that accompanied the video session is responsible for Ottawa pulling two games out of the fire in this second-round series. Now the Senators understand just how vital it is for them to come out strong as they hold a 2-1 series lead.

Grabner appeared to seal it less than five minutes into overtime, but his redirection came on a high-stick. The Rangers had it reviewed for an offside but the goal counted. "I was just coming from the bench with kind of some speed". As the Rangers look to take their third straight win to take a 3-2 edge in the series.

"I read high and he didn't go high", said Lundqvist.

Crosby had an assist and Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel also scored for the Penguins, who lead the second-round series 3-2 with Game 6 back in Pittsburgh on Monday night.

Last time these two meet for a Saturday matinee, Ottawa came back from a three-goal deficit to force overtime. "That's our mindset. We play well at home and we have to keep playing like that". If St Louis are to live to fight another day, they will have to find a way to get pucks past Pekka Rinne, whose.953 save percentage leads all playoff goalies. Senators D Fredrik Claesson was re-inserted into the lineup, replacing rookie D Ben Harpur, who has been in eight playoff games this spring.

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The Rangers scored first at 14:04 in the first period with a goal from Nick Holden.

The Senators picked up an important point at the Joe Louis in a 5-4 shootout loss, with Karlsson arriving only two hours before game time on a chartered jet.

Game 5 should be fun.

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