NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 1

Saturday, January 18, 2014 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 26-21-1-2 11-11-1-2 15-10-0-0 W2
Ottawa 21-19-4-5 11-11-2-3 10-8-2-2 L2


Rangers 4, Senators 1: Derek Stepan scored to snap a 13-game goalless drought and added two assists as visiting New York improved to 6-1-1 in its last eight contests.

Rick Nash tallied for the fifth time in seven outings and Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello netted their respective team-leading 13th goals for the Rangers, who ended a five-game losing streak to Ottawa. Rookie Cam Talbot made his first start in two weeks and turned aside 29 shots to improve to 7-2-0 on the road - and 6-0-0 on Saturdays.

Defenseman Marc Methot scored and Craig Anderson finished with 27 saves for the Senators, who suffered their first regulation loss in nine outings (6-1-2).

New York seized a 2-1 lead as Stepan chipped the puck ahead to spring Nash on a breakaway. Nash breezed up the right wing and wristed a shot from the circle that sailed under the crossbar at 12:45 of the second period. Stepan scored his first goal since Dec. 20 after converting Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson's turnover into a 3-1 lead with 12 seconds remaining in the session.

Methot unleashed a blast from the top of the left circle to open the scoring at 3:37 of the first period before Richards forged a tie over six minutes later. The veteran accepted a brilliant feed across the goal mouth from Stepan and lifted a shot past Anderson for a power-play goal.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Zuccarello scored for the second time in as many games after beating Anderson on a breakaway with 3:10 remaining in the third period. ... Richards has collected four goals and five assists in his last eight games. ... Ottawa RW Chris Neil returned to the lineup for the first time since Dec. 30. The enforcer had been sidelined with a lower-body injury. 

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Ottawa
Derek Stepan 3 Points Marc Methot 1
Derek Stepan 1 Goals Marc Methot 1
Derek Stepan 2 Assists Cody Ceci 1
Brad Richards 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cameron Talbot .967 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .871
Cameron Talbot 29 Saves Craig Anderson 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 31 4 1-4 2-2 6 31
Ottawa 30 1 0-2 3-4 10 30

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Senators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play its next game at home against Washington. The Rangers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .640 after a loss.
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