Feb 21, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators left wing Kaspars Daugavins (23) scores the winning goal in overtime against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) at Scotiabank Place. The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Game #25 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ New York Rangers


After another one goal game and being on the wrong end of the Sens/Leafs rivalry, the Ottawa Senators will try and bounce back versus the New York Rangers.

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12-8-2, 8th Eastern Conference, L10 5-3-2

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM

TV: TSN    Radio: Team 1200

HEAD TO HEAD

The last time the Ottawa Senators played the Rangers it was at home. In this game Jakob Silfverberg played what was his best game in his young career in Ottawa. He scored the opening goal and scored a beautiful goal in the shootout. The Sens came out of this one with the win in the shootout.

LAST GAMES

The Senators came short on their comeback bid, going down 5-4 and leaving Toronto without a point. As for the Rangers, they had a hard time solving solving Evgeni Nabokov all night but managed to score late to bring the game into overtime. In which they got a power play and made the Islanders pay to a 2-1 victory.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Robin Lehner, OTT – Lehner will try and keep up his strong play in the NHL He has played quite well since being recalled from Binghamton and is showing that he is NHL ready.

Ryan Callahan, NYR – The Rangers captain has been playing his best hockey of the season of late, registering 3 points against the Flyers. Look for him to try and keep up his play versus the Sens.

TOP 3 STORYLINES FOR TONIGHT’S GAME

  1. MSG History - The Ottawa Senators have shown in the past that they can win under the bright lights of MSG and will try and keep up the trend.
  2. Broadway Stone – Mark Stone will play his third game in the NHL tonight, this will be his second versus the Rangers. He recorded his first NHL point last year in the playoffs. He’ll be looking for his first regular season point tonight.
  3. Lehner History - The Lehner’s will have history on both ends of the ice tonight, Robin’s father coached Henrik Lundqvist in the past. This should add a little extra fire to Lehner tonight.
PARTING SHOT
The Ottawa Senators will be looking for a win as they have hit a bit of a snag of late, not recording a win in the last 4 games and only picking up 2 points during that span. Maybe playing the team they almost eliminated in the playoffs last year and the return of a big piece in Milan Michalek, who played well in his return versus the Leafs, will help spark the Senators. Reported by Bruce Garrioch, Robin Lehner will get the start in New York.
Enjoy the game!

 

 

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