Hartnett: Rangers Got Back To What Makes Them Good In Game 3

Pageau became just the second player in playoff history to cap a four-goal performance with an overtime victor - joining Joffrey Lupul, who accomplished the feat for Anaheim in Game 3 of the 2006 Western Conference semifinals against Colorado.

Rinne outdueled St. Louis' Jake Allen with 32 saves, and the Predators are a victory from reaching the Western Conference final for the first time in franchise history.

Ryan is tied for the team-lead with eight postseason points (four goals, four assists), and delivered a handsome no-look assist in Game 3.

The Rangers' Game 3 win as -164 home chalk marks just their second victory of the post-season as betting favourites. Its performance in Game 3 feels like something it can build on-especially against a Senators team that often struggles to score. NY has struggled in recent months when getting the nod at the sportsbooks, going 5-11 in its past 16 overall, but has shown signs of a turnaround while favoured on home ice, going 4-1 in its past five. Two of those assists were earned in Game 2, but due to the Rangers' collapse, those points were overlooked to focus on the more daunting aspects of that game.

During the two days between games, Senators coach Guy Boucher warned that it would be hard to manufacture the desperation the Rangers were sure to offer while facing a 2-0 series deficit.

Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m. They won that game and closed out the series in six. That's great. It's one game.

NY took a 3-0 lead when Erik Karlsson collided with Mark Stone, leaving Marc Methot alone to defend a 2-on-1. "I was looking to bring him in last game but I didn't want to touch our line-up because it had won".

For the New York Rangers, that moment came in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

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It was a tough pill for NY to swallow, but Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault remained as cool as ever, shrugging off the events and claiming "that's part of hockey". Brendan Smith led the Rangers with three blocked shots, two coming on the same penalty kill shift.

With Zibanejad on the ice, the Rangers created 14 shot attempts for and allowed 11 against, generating a Corsi For percentage of 56. Neither head coach was overly pleased with the sloppy defensive effort from their respective teams in Game 2 even though it was a highly entertaining game for the fans. To a man, the Rangers fully expect the Senators' battle level to be back on track Thursday, making for a more competitive contest.

Teams that have fallen behind 2-0 in a best-of-seven series have come back to win just 49 of 357 times. How is that possible when playing a series against Henrik Lundqvist? The Penguins were outshot badly, 36-24.

Ottawa came out with more intensity in the second period, getting the first three shots of the period.

The Capitals held a players only meeting after the Game 2 loss that was reported to be very constructive and well received.

Only four times in National Hockey League history have teams rebounded from 3-0 deficits in a Stanley Cup playoff series. And while Erik Karlsson again led his team in Corsi at 5-on-5 with a plus-12, he was a minus-3 and didn't have a point. "That's why they're up 2-0".

With their backs against the wall tonight, the Rangers needed some early positive reinforcement in this game, and they received just what the doctor ordered.

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