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

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The second round of the NHL Playoffs continues Thursday night in NY, as the Rangers host the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden in a pivotal Game 4.

The Rangers are heading home with a chance to tie the series back up.

Big players making big plays, and for whatever might be lacking in Brassard's overall, two-way game on any given night, there is something special inside of No. 19 that transforms him into Big Game Brass in the most critical of moments. It's nothing magical. We just have to play our game.

Senators fans will want to forget this game and move on, but there was a lot to worry about in this loss.

"To be able to stand up and say we're not going to take it and we're going to give it back sends a big message". "We haven't won in Ottawa yet".

After spotting the Rangers a two-goal lead, the Senators were able to get a little momentum back when Stone scored his third of the playoffs at 6:03. Holden caught a pass from Kevin Hayes to score his first playoff goal of the season, and the fourth of his career. They need to win the next two, while Ottawa only needs one victory. Thirteen minutes 53 seconds later, Lindberg hammered a heavy shot from the left side which ricocheted in and out of the net as Glass screened Anderson.

Powering Down: The Senators enter Tuesday's game having squandered their past 12 power-play opportunities. Ovechkin, after his initial shot on the rush was blocked by Ron Hainsey, got the puck back and wristed it past Fleury for his fifth goal of the playoffs.

Ottawa erased its early deficit, pulling within one late in the first and scoring 33 seconds apart in the second to take a 3-2 lead on Pyatt's goal at 8:50.

NEW YORK-Derek Brassard stood in front of a semi-circle of reporters in the pin-drop-silent visitors' dressing room at Madison Square Garden and his voice matched the volume in the room. He received the the Lars-Erik Sjöberg Award for being the best rookie at camp.

Giving up four goals is not coach Guy Boucher's style. He scored three times in Colorado's seven playoff games in 2013-14.

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His game-tying goal late in the third period marked his second career playoff hat trick, and first since 2013. Saturday night was a frustrating continuation of dominating the Penguins without reaping a reward.

Holden slipped behind a hobbling Karlsson on an odd-man rush, accepted a flawless lead pass from Kevin Hayes, and proceeded to beat Anderson over the right pad for his first goal of the postseason at 14:04. You see Pittsburgh do it without Crosby.

NEW YORK (AP) - While New York stars Rick Nash and Chris Kreider receive playoff-level attention from Ottawa, Oscar Lindberg and Tanner Glass are providing an unexpected lift for the Rangers.

Finally, the Senators lost their composure, especially in the third period. The Senators were forced to pull Craig Anderson in Game 4, so his confidence should be shaken. The expectation has to be the same will happen in Game 5, which would mean that they will continue to break down and speed through the Senators' 1-3-1, a clogging system built to slow teams coming through the neutral zone.

"We got outplayed. They played a better all-around game than (we did)". Then, they followed it up by allowing three straight goals to give the Senators some life. NY outshot Ottawa 13-8 in the second and pushed the pace.

In many ways, this contest mirrored Game 2. Ottawa, on the other hand, would be in the conference finals for the first time in 10 years.

Lydia Ko beat home favorite Ana Menendez, and the Jutanugarn sisters set up a second-round showdown in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play.

Boucher said they got away from their game on Tuesday night and it was too far away from a typical Senators performance during the 2016-17 National Hockey League season. Game 7, if necessary, will take place in Ottawa on Thursday, May 11.

The final 30 seconds of play devolved into a series of fights beginning with a bout involving Glass and Turris.

The Rangers pulled out to the early 2-0 lead and had the place in stunned silence.



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