Rangers stage furious rally in final minutes to stun Senators

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OTTAWA – The Rangers’ powerfulness play posed zero menace and the apical enactment had thing successful the vessel — until it did.

Scoring 3 goals wrong the last 5:23 of regulation, the Blueshirts rallied from a 2-0 shortage to instrumentality a 3-2 triumph implicit the Senators connected Saturday day astatine Canadian Tire Centre. The triumph extended the Rangers’ triumph streak to 4 games.

Chris Kreider enactment the Rangers connected the committee astatine 14:37 of the 3rd play with a power-play goal, which counted arsenic their archetypal man-advantage tally since they scored 1 against the Canadiens. Just implicit a infinitesimal later, Ryan Lindgren knot the crippled 2-2 earlier Kreider buried the go-ahead extremity astatine 17:57.

The Rangers’ powerfulness play hardly posed a menace aboriginal on, but Kreider made it hap successful the third. After failing to person connected 4 power-play opportunities against the Predators, the Rangers are present 3-for-24 with the man-advantage truthful acold this season.

RangersK’Andre Miller and the Rangers rallied to bushed the Senators connected Saturday. NHLI via Getty Images

The Rangers fell down aboriginal on, getting caught cheating up the crystal arsenic Ottawa’s Nick Paul buried the puck connected a three-on-two unreserved conscionable 41 seconds into the game. It was a passive archetypal play for the Rangers, compared to however they competed successful the erstwhile 3 games. Though defenseman Jacob Trouba dropped the gloves with Senators prima Brady Tkachuk astatine 11:55.

Goaltender Alexandar Georgiev bounced backmost for a spot aft giving up the aboriginal tally. In the 2nd period, Georgiev stopped each 10 shots helium faced and kept it a one-goal crippled contempt the Rangers getting pinned successful their portion a fistful of times.

Ottawa outshot the Rangers 10-4 successful the mediate frame, with six shots coming successful the last 3 minutes of the period. Georgiev stood gangly done the Senators’ late-period surge, which included a clutch prevention connected defenseman Artem Zub. The 25-year-old Bulgarian finished the crippled with 26 saves.

The 3rd play started with 4-on-4 play, aft a Tim Stutzle slashing punishment nullified Ottawa’s powerfulness play from K’Andre Miller’s holding penalty. Artemi Panarin’s turnover astatine the bluish enactment successful the Senators’ portion led to a Josh Norris changeable that recovered it’s mode nether Georgiev’s pads and successful for the 2-0 people astatine 1:04.