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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Jakob Silfverberg broke a tie with 4:41 left, and the Ottawa Senators snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers, 3-2, on Friday night.
Silfverberg got a rebound of defenseman Eric Gryba's shot and put it past Henrik Lundqvist for his fourth goal of the season. Zack Smith and Patrick Wiercioch scored in the first period, defenseman Sergei Gonchar had two assists, and Robin Lehner made 33 saves for the Senators.
Ottawa broke an 0-2-2 skid and won on the road for only the fourth time (4-7-2). Ottawa had been 1-7-2 in its previous 10 road games, but the Senators improved to 12-1-1 in their past 14 visits to Madison Square Garden.
Rick Nash and Brad Richards, in his first game back following a two-game injury absence, scored in the opening period, but the Rangers had a season-best, four-game winning streak broken.
Lundqvist stopped 36 shots.
The Senators dominated the first half of the opening period, but their 2-0 lead was gone before the intermission.
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The Senators played the Rangers tough, as per usual. After the Sens opened up a 2-0 lead, the Rangers showed their grittiness and their willingness to fight back as they tied the game before the first period ended. But in the end, the Sens showed why they are still a playoff team despite being without three of their top players. On to the goals:
Lady luck is mean sometimes.
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TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), to complete their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 12-8-2 (26 pts). The Rangers [...]
I think a lot of credit needs to be given to the Ottawa Senators, who have played very well despite a slew of injuries and continued that trend tonight. They have enough young talent to step in and play a competitive game.
Of course, the Rangers still have superior talent and should be on the right end of a result at home against a young, injured team like this. Still, I don...
The New York Rangers (12-8-2) host the Ottawa Senators (12-8-4) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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In a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals, won by the New York Rangers in seven hard fought games, the Rangers and Ottawa Senators met up at Madison Square Garden, where the Sens have dominated in recent years. Ottawa came in having won five straight regular season games at the Garden with an astounding 11-1-1 [...]