The Rangers, on the puck in every zone, built a 2-0 lead after one period and the nagging question was: Could they hold the lead against the Senators, who came back three separate times after trailing by two goals in the 6-5 overtime win in Game 2? He skated another 25 minutes, 14 seconds in game four and assisted on New York's fourth goal, his fourth point of the series and fifth of the playoffs. The Rangers played a almost flawless game, a passionate and well-executed performance, while little went right for a Senators team that put up limited resistance and made a host of mistakes after winning the first two games of the series on home ice. The Rangers have been the better team in this series, but they have not been able to close games out. In Game 3, they scored the first two goals and outshot Ottawa 15-5. "Much tougher than, I think, any opponent we've had all year in terms of getting pucks to the net because they're all very dedicated and very good technically at blocking shots".
The first 2 games of the series were won by the Ottawa Senators.
"They played well at home for their two games and we played at home for our two games and we've got a series", Boucher said.More news: Agreement on oil production cut may be extended for a longer time
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, this game is considered even, as both the Senators and the Rangers are listed with odds of -110 to win today. Following a strong game after being inserted on to the fourth line Tuesday, rugged winger Tanner Glass is expected to remain in the Rangers' lineup for Game 4. He then came out and put in a wraparound before Anderson could recover. "We feel that we let one go away; and we have to bounce back (Thursday) night". "It was a lucky play and a good job by him, reading it and stealing the puck there". Kyle Turris scored six minutes into the overtime period, giving Ottawa the series lead.
Brassard had been having little impact in the series since Game 1, but he came through after hopping on as the extra attacker when Senators goaltender Craig Anderson went to the bench. "They were ready, they were hungry, they were desperate and we didn't match that at all, that's it". After winning handily 4-1 on Tuesday night, NY held a vast territorial advantage again on Thursday.
Rick Nash and Oscar Lindberg added second-period goals to put NY ahead 4-0. Boucher said the decision to sit Anderson was simply "to rest him (and) give (Condon) a chance to get in there".More news: Arsene Wenger congratulates Chelsea on Premier League title
"So far they've made one more defensive play, one more offensive play in each game", Vigneault said. "To be fair, it's been a long, long time since we played a bad game", Boucher said. He was joined by team captain Erik Karlsson off the ice as the stalwart defenseman did not play in the third period.
Lindberg made it 4-0 with 1:43 left in the period. That kind of upgrade to their forwards shouldn't be ignored, as it's had a huge impact on their ability to roll four lines. "Obviously it was a different way we were down 2-1".
Pageau then spoiled Lundqvist's shutout bid just 32 seconds later as he got a backhanded pass from Bobby Ryan from behind the net and scored his sixth of the postseason.More news: North Korea test fires 'new longer range missile'
Karlsson missed two games toward the end of the regular season with the foot fractures but returned to help Ottawa clinch a playoff berth. "Definitely somebody who came out with the max pushback and character we needed". "They started better and that's why they won this game".
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