Courtesy of the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 6
Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON
(Series tied 3-3) 1st 2nd 3rd T
New York Rangers 0 3 0 3
Ottawa Senators 1 0 1 2
Team Notes:– The Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, tonight at Scotiabank Place in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The series is now tied 3-3. – New York improved to 201-219-8 overall in postseason action, including a 90-134-6 mark on the road. The Blueshirts are now 15-17 all-time in the 6th game of playoff series. – The Rangers notched two power play goals in seven attempts (10:33), including one while skating with a five-on-three advantage. New York’s power play is now 5-29 (17.2%) in the playoffs, including a 23.5% success rate (4-17) on the road. Tonight’s contest is the second time in the series the Rangers tallied two power play goals in a game, having converted 2-7 with the man advantage in Game 4. – The Blueshirts will host a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden for the fourth time in franchise history. The Rangers currently own a 3-0 record in three previous Game 7s at Madison Square Garden – 1992 Division Semifinals against New Jersey (8-4), 1994 Conference Finals against New Jersey (2-1, 2OT), and 1994 Stanley Cup Finals against Vancouver (3-2).
Player Notes:– Derek Stepan registered three points, including his first career playoff point with a power play goal at 8:55 of the second period, a power play assist and the primary assist on the game-winning goal. He was also credited with two blocked shots in 19:00 of ice time to capture first star honors. – Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to improve to 18-23 all-time in the postseason, including a 9-13 mark on the road. Lundqvist moved passed Dave Kerr for third on the Rangers’ all-time playoff wins list with 18 postseason victories. – Chris Kreider notched his first career NHL goal with the game-winner at 19:19 of the second period, and registered two shots on goal in 10:46 of ice time. Kreider is the sixth Blueshirt to register their first career playoff point in this series, and the fourth to tally his first career playoff goal. – Brad Richards tallied two power play points (one goal, one assist) and three shots on goal in 21:47 of ice time. He now leads the team and is tied for fifth in the NHL with four power play points, and is tied for third in the league with three power play assists in postseason action. – Michael Del Zotto recorded a power play assist and was credited with four hits in 18:44 of ice time. The assist was Del Zotto’s first career power play point in the playoffs. – Anton Stralman registered a power play assist, and now ranks second on the team in playoff scoring with four points (two goals, two assists) and second with three power play points (two goals, one assist). Stralman is also tied for first among NHL defensemen in power play points, and third among league defensemen in playoff points. – Marc Staal tallied an assist on the game-winning goal and logged 20:53 of ice time. The assist was his first playoff point this season, and his sixth career playoff point (two goals, four assists). – Ryan Callahan tied for the game-high with six hits, was credited with three blocked shots and led all forwards with 24:28 of ice time. – Ryan McDonagh was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots, registered three shots on goal and logged 28:26 of ice time. He ranks second on the team and third in the NHL with 21 blocked shots in the playoffs. – Dan Girardi was credited with four hits and two blocked shots, and logged a game-high, 28:42 of ice time. He leads the NHL with 27 blocked shots in postseason action. – Brandon Dubinsky won a team-high, 11-21 faceoffs (52%), and was credited with three hits in the contest.
Team Schedule:– The Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 24. The Rangers’ next practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 25, at MSG Training Center. – The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Apr. 26, at Madison Square Garden (TBD), in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The game will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.