Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rangers hold off Senators, win game 3

NYR leads 2-1

For those expecting a typical New York Rangers choke job, temper those expectations a bit, for those same New York Rangers put a stranglehold on their series against the Ottawa Senators, winning 1-0, taking a 2-1 series edge, and capturing home ice in the process.

For a game that remained scoreless for two whole periods, the Senators had plenty of opportunity to bury New York, taking 39 shots on goal. Fortunately for the Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist picked the right time to pitch a shutout, recording all 39 saves, thus proving why he is the Rangers' best player.

New York finally scored with 7:35 to go in regulation with a Brian Boyle goal. Ottawa attempted five shots in the final two minutes, but none went even close to the net.

The Rangers play game four on Wednesday; if they should win, they can clinch the series victory Friday night in New York.

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