Saturday, April 21, 2012

Game Five-- Ottawa at New York Rangers-- April 21, 2012

An even series and perhaps a little bit of momentum on the side of the underdog as the Senators make the trip to New York to try and ruin those dreams of Stanley Cup glory along Broadway and beyond.

With yet another Overtime victory, the Senators pulled even with the Blue shirts, serving notice that the learning curve that everyone had them on may be over, with participation from the first to the fourth lines, solid defensive work and impressive goal tending from Craig Anderson, the Sens have battled back in this opening round series, letting the Rangers know that it's a tough road ahead before anyone is heading to the next round.

Both Anderson and the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist have been outstanding in the nets, at times the main reason that these teams are now playing so close, where one error could make the difference between a win and a loss or the opportunity to continue to play on in this spring time ritual.

The Sens have benefitted from goals from unlikely sources at times, indicative of how good Lundqvist has been over the first four games, though with a few lucky bounces the Sens could very well be leading the series 3 games to 1.

No cake walk for the east's top team this series, now reduced to a best of three, where anything could happen and errors on the ice will be punished on the scoreboard.

Game Five-- Ottawa 2  at New York  0  

Ottawa leads the series 3 games to 2

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Ottawa Sun-- Anderson steals win for Sens
Ottawa Sun-- Sens show true grit
Ottawa Sun-- Sens' Alfie back for Game 6?
Ottawa Citizen-- Mark Stone makes winning impression in NHL debut
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators in the driver's seat for a joy ride
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators one win away from advancing
NY Post-- Gaborik's struggles continue in Rangers Game 5 loss
NY Post-- Kreider could see more time on ice for Rangers
NY Post-- Rangers shut out by Senators, trail series 3-2
NY Post-- Ranges need goals, not words
NY Daily News-- Rangers face must-win Game 6 after Ottawa Senators shut out Blueshirts
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers coach John Tortorella fuming over hit ...
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers are talking a good game but not producing on the ice ..
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers can't find the net behind Ottawa goalie
Globe and Mail-- Unlikely contributions have Sens poised for upset
Globe and Mail-- Rangers' Brian Boyle suffers concussion in loss to Senators
National Post-- Senators one win away from advancing with Game 5 victory over Rangers

Pre Game

Ottawa Sun-- Silver lining for Senators
Ottawa Sun-- Spezza up to speed
Ottawa Sun-- MacLean says pressure on Rangers
Ottawa Sun-- Alfie not joining Senators in N. Y.
Ottawa Citizen-- Advantage Senators for now
Ottawa Citizen-- More questions than answers for Rangers
Ottawa Citizen-- Stone looks to crack Senators' lineup
NY Post-- Rangers will lose if they keep getting outmuscled
NY Post-- Rangers looking to 'make a play' in overtime vs. Senators
NY Post-- Rangers coach not about to panic
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers  must clear Ottawa Senators away from Henrik Lundqvist
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers not feeling the crush of Game 4 loss...
NY Times-- Rangers' Boyle Does Everything bigger
Globe and Mail-- Senators hope to draw first blood against Rangers
Globe and Mail-- Senators have the momentum, barely
National Post-- Rangers try to get their momentum back

Previous items in this series

Game Four
Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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