(PPG, 11:34 - 2nd)
OTT: C. Anderson (L)
NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)
Earlier tonight in New York, it was Game 7 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators. Both Ottawa and New York were the 2 big surprises in the regular season. TSN predicted Ottawa to finish in 15th in East and instead they made the playoffs and finished in 8th. TSN also predicted that New York would finish 8th in the East but in the end they finished 1st. As for this series, the Rangers were the favorites and showed it tonight. Anderson (Ottawa) and Lundqvist (New York) were the starting goalies and they were both great in this game. After the first period the score was 0-0 and the shots were 10 to 8 in favor of Ottawa.
Then, 4:46 into the second, Stephan came in on a 2 on 1 and he played the puck over to Staal and he on-timed a shot into the net to make it 1-0 New York. 4 minutes later, Girardi got the puck in the slot and fired it into the back of the net to extend the lead. 2 minutes later with Ottawa on the powerplay, Alfredsson one-timed a shot into the back of the net to cut the lead to 1. The shots in the second were 12 to 8 in favor of New York. In the third the shots were 9 to 9. But Ottawa couldn't tie the game as the Rangers win this game 2-1 and win the series 4-3.
In the win, Lundqvist made 16 saves. In the loss, Anderson made 27 saves. With the series win, the Rangers will play the Washington Capitals in round 2.
Written By Andrew Di Pardo