Lindberg scores twice as Rangers rout Senators

Lindberg scores twice as Rangers rout Senators

Ottawa can clinch the series Tuesday in NY. Officials quickly negated the tally on the basis of a high stick. The Rangers' relentless pressure forced some sloppy puck play from the Sens, eventually leading to McDonagh's game-tying goal.

Vesey's goal, his first of the postseason, was a diving highlight-reel play for him-and almost one for Senators goalie Craig Anderson.

The Sens fired 15 shots in the opening period after finishing with just 23 total in Game 4.

The Rangers also plan on sticking with their plan of setting up layers of shot blockers in front of Lundqvist. Nick Holden's second tally in consecutive contests made the score 2-0 and quieted the erstwhile enthused Senators fans.

Erik Karlsson made the difference with his pool shot in Game 1.

While on the subject of statistics, and with an extra practice day before Tuesday's Game 6, Postmedia takes a closer look at some intriguing playoff numbers surrounding the Senators and Rangers. It was Pyatt's first of the playoffs. Even Turris' goal was an off-wing shot between the legs of a defenceman.

Nearly immediately, the Senators moved in front when Smith carried the puck in the Rangers' zone and sent a bad pass toward Tom Pyatt, who had to turn backward as he hit the slot area in front of the net. If he had been even a quarter-second quicker, the game would have still been tied.

Justin Schultz scored in a second straight game and Patric Hornqvist picked up his third of the postseason as Pittsburgh took a 3-1 lead in the series. "I was just coming from the bench with some speed, I just went in the slot there and I just batted it out of the air and I got lucky".

Holden led a breakout from the defensive zone and sent a pass to Kevin Hayes at center ice.

It looked like the Rangers did a good job holding onto the momentum built up at home. Vesey had the only helper. The Rangers forwards blocked 16 shots; the Senators forwards blocked eight.

"The opponent in NY had some ammunition in terms of physicality and we had some ammunition also and we used it today", Boucher said.

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The scoring started with three goals in a span of 1:56 in the first period.

Game 6 is set for Saturday in Ottawa. Cleveland leads the series 2-0.

Ottawa forward Mark Stone took some liberties slashing Lindberg and forward Alexandre Burrows tried to go after Miller off a faceoff.

In 19 career games when facing elimination, Ovechkin has 10 goals and 10 assists.

Braden Holtby, Capitals - The Vezina Trophy finalist stopped 20 shots, including 12 saves in third period, to get the win for the Caps.

McDonagh tied it for the Rangers late in the second and Vesey gave them the lead in the third.

As indicated by Friday's practice, Ovechkin skated on the third line and Burkovsky moved up to the first.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is skating again, but coach Mike Sullivan provided no update on when his star will be ready to return from a concussion. The Rangers held a 2-1 lead but the Senators outshot NY by a 15-10 count.

Washington's Lars Eller had two assists.

"This game, we have to forget right now and focus on the next one". Ottawa's play in NY showcased poor starts and a lack of help for goaltender Craig Anderson, who was pulled after the second period to get some rest, according to head coach Guy Boucher.

Chris Kreider's second goal of the playoffs was the backbreaker for the Senators. The all-star defenceman, who is playing with two hairline fractures in his left heel, fell awkwardly late in the second period.

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