Senators Stun Rangers Again in Game Five
No. 8 seeds are not supposed to beat No. 1 seeds in the NHL playoffs, yet that's just what might happen for the Ottawa Senators who edged the New York Rangers 2-0 in game five of their Eastern Conference playoff opener.
The Sens snagged a 3-2 series lead in the best-of-seven affair and head back to Ottawa with a chance to knock the Blueshirts out of the postseason.
Craig Anderson has been a major reason for the Sens success, as the unheralded netminder has held off New York in a pair of overtime wins and also stopped 41 shots Saturday in a terrific performance.
Outside of a game one loss, Anderson has looked steady and at times spectacular in giving Ottawa a chance to advance to round two.
His teammates haven't been too bad either, using their speed advantage to overwhelm the Rangers and keep them back on their heels. Jason Spezza scored in the first period and added an empty-netter to send most of the MSG throng home unhappy.
New York is looking frazzled, as even captain Ryan Callahan took a pair of unnecessary penalties in what had to be a disappointing loss.
That he had a late scoring chance was of little consequence, as Anderson and his teammates had the answer.
Just as they have throughout this surprising series.
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