NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at NY Rangers |
(Sunday, November 23rd)
Final Score: NY Rangers 6, Ottawa 2
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jussi Markkanen stopped 23 shots and the
Rangers had six different players score goals, as New York beat the Ottawa
Senators 6-2 at Madison Square Garden.
Martin Rucinsky, Bobby Holik, Brian Leetch, Jan Hlavac, Peter Nedved and Alex
Kovalev each scored a goal each for the Rangers. Kovalev added two assists
for the Rangers, who improved their home mark to 6-2-2-2.
Patrick Lalime made 16 saves, but gave up all six goals as the Senators
fell to 3-4-2-1 on the road.
Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who were
looking for their fourth straight win against New York.
Rucinsky tallied the game's first goal 6:40 into the opening stanza. Leetch
who assisted on the goal found Rucinsky all alone in front of the net, as his
backhander beat Lalime. Rucinsky had three assists in the game.
Holik put the Rangers up 2-0 off his own rebounded shot with 1:32 gone by in
the second period. Holik followed up his shot with several whacks at the
puck and put through his sixth goal of the season.
Ottawa got on the board as Alfredsson scored a power-play goal with 5:02 gone
by in the second stanza.It was his ninth of the year.The power play was a
result of Eric Lindros getting called for a charging penalty. Alfredsson one
timed a 52-foot slap shot from the center of the point that beat Blackburn to
cut the lead to 2-1.
The Rangers scored two unanswered goals in the second period.
New York came right back in less than two minutes. Rucinsky and Leetch skated
down the ice with Rucinsky handling the puck and he spotted Leetch open who
deposited a short backhander for a 3-1 lead. Lalime never had a chance at the
save, he was out of position and it was an easy tally for Leetch.
The Rangers continued the scoring. Kovalev skated down the left side of the
ice with the puck and waited for a streaking Hlavac. Kovalev drew the puck
back in front of the net and from there Hlavac put the puck in the net for a
commanding 4-1 lead with 6:02 left in the second.
The Senators answered back. A Holik roughing penalty, gave the Senators a two
minute power play. From there Wade Redden scored an unassisted goal on a slap
shot that slipped underneath Markkanen. The lead was cut to 4-2 with just
under a minute remaining in the second. The goal was Redden's fourth of the
The third period saw the Rangers score two goals in 13 seconds.
Anson Carter flicked a backhanded pass to a trailing Nedved who snapped a shot
pass Lalime for a 5-2 lead 6:04 into the third period.
Seconds later Kovalev blasted a 12-foot wrist shot that hit the far post and
wrapped around the net for a goal. That made the game 6-2 New York with 6:17
gone by in the final stanza. After Kovalev's goal, Martin Prusek replaced
Lalime who was done for the game.
Ottawa swept the season series from the Rangers last season...The last 13 of
Ottawa's 17 goals have been power play goals...The fastest two goals the
Rangers ever scored were back in 1991 when they scored two in four seconds
against the Islanders...Rangers are 7-0-1-2 when leading after two
periods...Senators are 0-2-0-2 when trailing after two periods.
11/23 19:58:55 ET