Courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 4
Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
(Series tied 2-2) 1st 2nd 3rd OT F
New York Rangers 2 0 0 0 2
Ottawa Senators 0 2 0 1 3
– The Rangers were defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Scotiabank Place in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The series is now tied 2-2.
– New York is now 200-218-8 overall in postseason action, including an 89-134-6 mark on the road.
– The Rangers have tallied the first goal of the contest in each game this series.
– The Blueshirts notched two goals in seven power play attempts (10:35), and are now 3-18 (16.7%) on the man advantage in the playoffs. The two power play goals were the most by the Rangers in a postseason game since they tallied two against the Washington Capitals on Apr. 26, 2009 in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
– New York was credited with 30 blocked shots in the contest, led by Brad Richards’ game-high, six blocked shots. The Rangers had five players with four or more blocked shots – Richards (six), Dan Girardi (five), Ryan McDonagh (five), Marc Staal (four), and Anton Stralman (four).
– Brad Richards tallied two power play assists, led all skaters with eight shots on goal and six blocked shots, and won a game-high, 14-23 faceoffs (61%) in 22:07 of ice time. He is now tied for the team lead in playoff scoring with three points (one goal, two assists), and has tallied 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in nine career postseason contests against Ottawa.
– Anton Stralman notched the game’s opening goal with a power play tally at 0:49 of the first period, and was credited with four blocked shots in 19:13 of ice time. He has recorded a point in three of the four games in the series (two goals, one assist) to tie for the team lead in playoff points, and is tied for first among NHL defensemen with two playoff goals. Stralman also leads all NHL defensemen and is tied for the league lead overall with two power play goals in postseason action.
– Ryan Callahan tallied a power play goal at 6:10 of the first period, and led all forwards with 25:35 of ice time. He has registered a point in three of the four games in the series, and is tied for the team lead in playoff scoring with three points (two goals, one assist).
– Marian Gaborik recorded two power play assists and logged 17:29 of ice time. He is now tied for the team lead in playoff scoring with three points (one goal, two assists), and is tied for first on the Rangers with two power play assists/points in the postseason.
– Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves and is now 17-22 overall in the playoffs, including an 8-13 mark on the road. His shutout streak ended at 87:04 (7:04 of the second period).
– Dan Girardi was credited with five blocked shots and logged a game-high, 31:17 of ice time.
– After a scheduled off-day tomorrow, the Blueshirts’ next practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 20, at Madison Square Garden.
– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, Apr. 21, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The game will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.