8 tweets define Game 4 stinker between Sens, Rangers

The Rangers have been here before. "We needed to win today because we know it's going to be very hard there".

Back home and with an extra day off following their tough double-overtime loss at Ottawa, the New York Rangers are a confident group as they prepare to face the Senators in Game 3 of their second round National Hockey League playoff series.

"We were in the same position when we played Montreal". We're right there desperate, battling, trying to keep that puck out of the net.

Fast notched his third of the playoffs off a 2-on-1 break after Chris Wideman pinched and didn't get back in time to pick up the trailer at the 4:07 mark. New York's 4-1 victory Tuesday night at The Garden featured elements from both of those questions. "We've been here before and we have to have a big game". In fact, they've scored the first goal in all five games this series. The Senators have been getting torched on the defensive end and that includes in game two where they needed a late goal just to force overtime.

Capitals 4, Penguins 2: Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period as Washington avoided elimination in Game 5.

Never look back, says Ottawa Senators head coach Guy Boucher. "And they were; they were outstanding".

Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with six goals, Bobby Ryan has four assists and Derick Brassard has 28 shots on goal. There was no update on Zack Smith, who missed the final two periods with an upper-body injury.

NY will hope to replicate a performance in which they simply overwhelmed the Senators in Game 3. Rangers F Pavel Buchnevich was scratched for the second consecutive game and replaced by Glass. "Or else we have no chance".

Coach Guy Boucher made two moves with his roster before the game.

Miller had been on the ice for almost a full minute, in a shift on which the Rangers iced the puck twice, so his effort in shaking off Hoffman was even more impressive.

Regardless, they have nearly come back from the brink to tie this series up and make it a whole new party.

"It was a great play by Millsy and I had a pretty open backdoor there, so it was nice to put it in", Lindberg said. "I don't think we have to change a whole lot".

"When we play the way we want, it starts with starting the right way right from the puck drop", said defenceman Dion Phaneuf before the game.

The game got physical in the third period as the teams combined for 78 penalty minutes, with the majority of that coming in the final minute. "We're down. Can't lose another game. There's a lot of things we have to continue doing and hopefully we find a way here to get the first one at home and then take it from there".

After a decisive 4-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers are one win away from evening up a series in which they once trailed 2-0. Game 5 between the two teams went back and forth, but was ultimately won by the Senators in overtime, who now have a 3-2 lead in the series.

Lindberg made it 4-0 with 1:43 left in the period.

Lindberg pushed the advantage to 4-0 with his first career playoff goal with 1:43 left in the second, 32 seconds before Pageau scored to spoil Lundqvist's shutout bid.

Round 2 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators has been full of momentum swings since Game 1.

The center's second goal came about 14 minutes later.

  • Julie Sanders