Eastern Quarterfinals Game 3: Rangers at SenatorsApril 16, 2012, by
Series: Tied 1-1.
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (60 GS, 2.83 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (looks like these are the official lines to start the game):
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start
Preview: For all their mistakes in Game One, the Senators made the Rangers pay in Game Two. Their goal was to get under their skin and play a tougher game, and it worked.
We learned that the Senators are willing to take it to the next level when needed, and that they can do it successfully. The scarier thing is that we learned that the Rangers can be beaten at their own game. This is now a very interesting series.
Much like with Game Two, the wild card here is the referees. The officiating in both games has been incredibly inconsistent, and both sides have seen their share of bad calls and non-calls. It’s a shame really, this had the potential to be a great series, but it’s marred by terrible officiating.
Crazy Thought: Dubi gets a hat trick and a Gordie Howe hat trick. Dude appears to be that fired up.
Crazier Thought: A powerplay goal. For the love of all that is holy…a powerplay goal.