NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2

Monday, April 23, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 51-24-2-5 27-12-0-2 24-12-2-3 W1
Ottawa 41-31-6-4 20-17-2-2 21-14-4-2 L1


Derek Stepan collected his first points of the series with a power-play goal and two assists as visiting New York scored three times in the second period to force a Game 7 in its Eastern Conference quarterfinal with Ottawa.
Brad Richards scored, rookie Chris Kreider netted his first NHL goal and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 25 shots for top-seeded New York, which hosts the deciding contest Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
After Chris Neil deflected defenseman Sergei Gonchar's point shot to open the scoring in the first period, Stepan leveled the contest 8:55 into the second with his first goal of the series.
Richards wristed a pass from the right faceoff circle to the doorstep. Stepan was able to get his stick on the initial feed before he tucked the puck past Craig Anderson with a second effort.
Richards gave New York a 2-1 lead after he skated into the right faceoff circle and blasted a shot past Anderson during a 5-on-3 power play.
Kreider capped the second-period uprising by scoring with 41 seconds left. Stepan skated below the goal line before wiring a cross-ice feed to Kreider, who wristed the puck past Anderson.
Jason Spezza scored with 39 seconds left in the third period to trim the deficit to one at 3-2, but the Senators couldn't net the equalizer.
Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson returned after a three-game absence with a mild concussion.
New York's Brian Boyle sat out the contest with a concussion, which he sustained on a hit from Neil in Game 5. Boyle had scored a goal in each of the first three games of the series. ... Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin returned from his three-game suspension for elbowing Alfredsson. He joined Richards and Marian Gaborik on the team's top line. ... Ottawa's Jakob Silfverberg, who was the MVP of the Swedish Elite League, made his NHL debut.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Ottawa
Derek Stepan 3 Points Chris Neil 1
Derek Stepan 1 Goals Chris Neil 1
Derek Stepan 2 Assists Nick Foligno 1
Derek Stepan 1 Power Play Goals Chris Neil 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .926 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .864
Henrik Lundqvist 25 Saves Craig Anderson 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 22 3 2-7 4-5 15 27
Ottawa 27 2 1-5 5-7 19 37

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Senators have a W/L % of .595 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Rangers have a W/L % of .627 after a win and .613 after a loss.
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