Found April 23, 2012 on Blue Seat Blogs:

For once the Rangers were able to make them pay. When I say them, I don’t just mean the Senators. I mean the refs. I mean Shanny. I mean Campbell. I mean anyone and everyone who has failed to do their job this postseason. The Rangers overcame it all for once and will have to do it one more time on Thursday in order to get to the next round.

Anyway, on to the scoring…

Sens go up 1-0

The refs called Rupp for roughing, the replay predictably showed Rupp didn’t do more than give a hug for encouragement. Unfortunately, the Rangers couldn’t make the call irrelevant. Staal couldn’t clear Neil or Foligno from the crease and MDZ was in no mans land. Easy power play goal for the Sens.

Rangers even it up 1-1

The Rangers finally got on board during the power play midway through the second period. Stralman fed Brad Richards atop the circle. Richie made a great diagonal pass to Stepan who was rushing in from the circle. Stepan got a quick shot on goal and scored after an extra whack at the puck.

Rangers take lead 2-1

Late in the second the Rangers went on a 5 on 3. MDZ redeemed himself (as he has all season) and made a huge play to keep the puck in the zone on an attempted Ottawa clear. MDZ fed Richards atop the circle. Richie walked it in, used Phillips as a screen, and fired a shot through Anderson. As Chris would say, “brilliant”.

Kreider gets his first goal, Rangers go up 3-1

Stepan picked up the puck along the boards (after a dump in by Staal) and fed Kreider with a beautiful pass through traffic.  Chris wasn’t picked up by the Senators defense on the weakside and quickly buried a shot past Anderson. Chris later said he held on to the puck too long, but for the average Rangers goal his release was like Superman quick. If only the game was that slow for the rest of us…

The Senators kick in last goal, 3-2

Ok folks, you’ve seen the replay. There is nothing to break down. The NHL apparently saw that Neil’s foot missed the puck with that angle the NHL has…that you know, no one else has…you know that…camera…angle…um yeah.


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