Published: Mon, May 15, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers

Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers

With two days between games, NY had the day off on Sunday off to rest and regroup from Saturday's loss before returning to the ice.

Anderson said the Rangers "stifled us" and "limited our offense" the past two games, adding that he understood why Condon played the third period Thursday.

Lundqvist looked shaky early on, but made saves that kept Ottawa from tying it in the first. 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. Karlsson was a minus three in game three and he didn't even play in the third period on Thursday night because the coaching staff saw that his foot injury was irritated over the course of the game. Game 6 is on Tuesday, May 9 at Madison Square Garden in NY.

"The game was lost in the first period", Senators coach Guy Boucher said.

Fourth-liner Oscar Lindberg sparked the Rangers by scoring a pair of goals, giving him three in the past two games. Condon stopped 9-of-10 shots in the third. "He has a lower-body injury".

The victor of this series will move on to the conference finals and play either the Washington Capitals or the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I was just coming from the bench with kind of some speed". "Frustration was probably a big part of it".

"I thought they played well at both ends of the ice".

Crosby sat out Pittsburgh's 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday against Washington. New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) sends Ottawa Senators left wing Viktor Stalberg (24) flying with a hip check during the second period in Game 5 in the second-round o.

The center's second goal came about 14 minutes later. The Senators' first eight playoff games this postseason were all decided by one goal. Much like the previous two times, the Rangers appeared completely stunned when the puck dropped in overtime.

Nash increased the lead to 3-0 at 12:21 of the second period.

It took just 2:01 for Lindberg to increase the lead to 2-0 on his second of the playoffs by tapping a cross-ice feed from Grabner to finish a 2 on 0.

J.T. Miller was the catalyst on the Rangers' fourth goal, driving to the net through a slew of Senators and feeding Lindberg for the tap-in goal on the doorstep that made it 4-0 with 1:43 remaining in the period.

Vesey's goal, his first of the postseason, was a diving highlight-reel play for him-and almost one for Senators goalie Craig Anderson. We seem to have been getting chances but we haven't been getting second chances.

Boucher also spoke about creating traffic in front of Lundqvist. The vast majority of Ottawa's shots were harmless attempts from the perimeter. Perhaps Lundqvist's most hard stops were an in-tight chance from Jean-Gabriel Pageau in the first, and a sequence early in the third. Brady Skjei leads NY with four goals, Mika Zibanejad has six assists and Mats Zuccarello has 18 shots on goal.

Now they just need to find an answer at MSG given an extra day of rest, so that they can finish the series in 6, because even though it will be at home, I don't think they want to have a game 7 showdown.

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