Can the Senators respond to their NY wake up call?

The Rangers have been here before. Game 6 is on Tuesday, May 9 at Madison Square Garden in NY. If the Senators are going to win this series, they will need a strong response at home.

Mats Zuccarello scored the first of four consecutive Rangers goals as NY rolled to a 4-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of their second-round series at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. We won the first two games. Dion Phaneuf fought Brendan Smith and three other melees broke out in the final minute thanks to extra whacks or shoves by Ottawa players. Ariya beat Amy Anderson 5 and 4, and Moriya topped Alena Sharp 2 and 1. Going into Game 4 it's basically the same situation. Glass, a forward who was scratched in the first two games of the series, has brought an edge to the team.

A meaningless goal in a game that, whether a fan of the Rangers or the Senators, seemed filled with meaning.

Can't get enough of Glass and his contributions to the Rangers since joining them for Game 3? He wants to be out there, he wants to be a difference maker. "We were behind on our thinking, behind on our execution, behind on our physicality", Ottawa coach Guy Boucher told reporters of New York's domination. "And they were; they were outstanding". Karlsson exited game four at the end of the second and did not return for the third period.

NOTES: Ryan left the game in the third period because of a lower-body injury. Craig Anderson sports a career 9-4-1 record in NY, but he's going to need to be even better on Thursday to keep the Rangers from evening a series in which they already feel like they have the upper hand.

"No, I'm not concerned", said Boucher. "We had two good chances today and we were able to bear down".

The Senators showed at the end of the season that when pressed in a physical match, especially by Montreal, they couldn't keep up.

When asked if there was a danger Karlsson could miss Game 5 Saturday at Canadian Tire Centre, Boucher said, "not for now". At first I thought Tanner Glass got a piece of it, but no. Anderson most likely got distracted by Glass' blade, but that's no excuse. We gave space to an opponent that doesn't need much space to get through you.

"We've got to have a better start".

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Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers - Lundqvist was stellar again to earn his 61st career playoff win, moving into a tie Tom Barrasso for 13th all time.

After two tough losses north of the border, the Rangers posted a solid 4-1 victory to break the ice in the series. "If he's not, a huge blow to our team, that's for sure". A police spokeswoman says the woman walked into a police station near the arena to make the report after the game. "Obviously, he's been special so far, and he won us the game again". "Everybody understood the importance of this one and we came out in the first period and set the tone".

The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in game five of the second round National Hockey League playoffs at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Lundqvist's counterpart, Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson, was pulled after allowing three goals on 20 shots.

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

NY took a 1-0 lead on Zuccarello's fourth goal of the playoffs just 5:31 into the game.

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

The Rangers were able to rattle off four unanswered goals before the Senators finally lit the lamp for the first and only time midway through the third period.