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Discuss: Senators shake off early deficit, win 3-2 in OT

Apr 18, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Anton Stralman #32 of the New York Rangers (not pictured) shoots the puck past Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators to score in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 18: Anton Stralman #32 of the New York Rangers (not pictured) shoots the puck past Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators to score in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Even without Daniel Alfredsson and down 2-0 early in the first period, the Ottawa Senators wouldn’t give up. They battled back and eventually won the game 3-2 in overtime. The series is now tied at 2-2 and while the New York Rangers still have the home ice advantage, Ottawa has already exceeded many analysts expectations.

Can they actually overcome the top seeded New York Rangers or are they just giving us a good show before their eventual fall?

Here’s a few notes that might interest you:

  • Ottawa’s Jesse Winchester suffered an upper body injury and was limited to 5:44 minutes of ice time as a result.
  • The Senators had 34 attempted shots in the first period, but only 12 were actual shots on goal and none of them found the back of the net.
  • Ottawa got a scare late in the second period when Jason Spezza briefly left the game after being hit in the head (Spezza was hunched over prior to the hit, so his head was around waist level). Fortunately for Ottawa, he returned for the third period.
  • The New York Rangers haven’t won an overtime game since April 29, 2007.
  1. sterogatory - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    New era Sens are matching the Rangers grit. What a great experience for Turris to finally bury it when it counts. Keep doubting the Sens and they will keep outplaying the #1 seed. Sens in 6.

  2. habsman - Apr 18, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Great game.

    And what a wonderful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Brought a tear to my eye.

  3. sens101 - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Sens were lucky that the rangers pp is brutal and couldn’t capitalize on the many opportunitues it had, especially the Folino penalty for tripping near then end of the 3rd. We won’t take it home unless we become more disciplined.

    Spezza and Michalek, despite his goal last night, still need to kick in another gear for the sens to have a chance.

  4. elguapo12 - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    It’s so quiet here. Perhaps Rangers fans are silently contemplating the fact that they have one amazing player and three lines of overpaid shot blockers.

    Saturday should be interesting.

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