NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at NY Rangers
(Saturday, October 13th)
Final Score: Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 1
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Dany Heatley, Chris Phillips and Patrick Eaves scored in a 52 second span in the second period, as the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers, 3-1, at Madison Square Garden.
Martin Gerber came up huge in net with 36 saves for the Senators, who rebounded from their first loss to win for the sixth time in seven games to start the season.
Jaromir Jagr scored the lone goal late in the third period for the Rangers, who are 2-3 to start the season. New York netminder Henrik Lundqvist finished with 31 saves.
After a scoreless opening period that saw Ottawa outshoot New York 15-7, Heatley started the Senators' scoring spree 8:23 into the second period. Jason Spezza collected the puck at the right circle and sent a pass in front that Heatley redirected past Lundqvist for the power-play goal.
Seventeen seconds later, Chris Kelly, from the left corner, found Phillips at the top of the left circle and his slap shot beat Lundqvist to make it 2-0.
Then, just 35 seconds after Phillips' tally, Eaves blocked a Rangers' pass at the blueline, skated the length of the ice along the right boards and slipped the puck past Lundqvist on the stick side to make it 3-0. It was the fastest three goals in Senators' history.
"I think the feeling after the first period was to just keep doing what we're doing," said Heatley. "We felt once we got one more would come and they did."
"Obviously it's tough, its frustrating," said Lundqvist about giving up three goals so fast. "I felt good the whole game. During (that minute), they got a couple lucky bounces, deflections. They got 2-on-1s and scored."
New York finally got to the Ottawa netminder with 1:09 left in the game as Jagr found a loose puck in the crease and pushed it past a sprawled out Gerber, but Ottawa held on for the win.
Jagr's goal was his 100th as a Ranger...Ottawa went 1-for-5 on the power play, while New York squandered six chances with the man advantage.
10/13 23:27:45 ET