Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers

Doyle BarkerMay 15, 2017

Ottawa Senators' Marc Methot (3) and goalie Craig Anderson (41) react after New York Rangers' Rick Nash scored a goal during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in New York. On his second breakaway of the game - he was denied only 82 seconds in by Anderson's blocker - Grabner opted against shooting and instead dropped a pass to Lindberg, who was also ahead of the Senators defense, for an easy finish.

Mark Stone, Tom Pyatt and Mike Hoffman scored for the Senators.

Game 6 is scheduled for Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, so we'll see then which Rangers team decides to show up.

Michael Grabner appeared to win it for the Rangers less than 5 minutes into overtime, but it was disallowed because his redirection came on a high-stick.

In overtime, the Senators owned the puck as the Rangers were held without a single shot while Ottawa fired off six shots on Henrik Lundqvist before Turris finally snuck one between his five-hole.

Anderson and Ben Harpur's miscommunication set up New York's second goal as both the Ottawa goaltender and his rookie defenceman attempted to play a Zuccarello dump-in behind the net.

The Predators can close out the series Friday.

Teams that win Game 5 when a series is tied 2-2 have gone on to win 78.7 per cent of the time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, including a ideal 3-0 in 2017.

The Senators arrived in NY having won the first two games of the series by total of 8-6. Henrik Lundqvist remains a steady presence in net for the Rangers and he should give NY a chance to win today.

"We've talked about not sabotaging ourselves and we were on our way to do that again", Senators coach Guy Boucher said of the early deficit.

Sens coach Guy Boucher decided to make a statement to his team, though, by inserting Mike Condon in goal for the third period.

Brassard jumped off the bench when Anderson exited for the extra attacker and got credit for a puck that bounced around the Rangers crease before eventually crossing the goal-line with 86 seconds left. "Definitely somebody who came out with the max pushback and character we needed".

Carl Hagelin struck first for Pittsburgh to give the Penguins an early 1-0 advantage. Lundqvist stopped 26 shots for the Rangers, who host Game 4 on Thursday.

A lot can change can change in two minutes. Condon started the third period after Anderson was pulled for giving up three goals on 20 shots. Neil cost Ottawa a power play with a roughing infraction and a 10-minute misconduct. Oscar Lindberg first hit a post as the Rangers spent shift after shift in Ottawa's zone. The Rangers' relentless pressure forced some sloppy puck play from the Sens, eventually leading to McDonagh's tying goal. Karlsson finished with a shot and three attempted shots in 14:54 of ice time spanning the first two periods.

Speaking of Karlsson, the play of the Senators' captain has been a huge reason they've been able to get to this point of the playoffs.

With the Rangers already up 3-0 before the third period, it's possible the Senators were erring on the side of caution by keeping Karlsson out. As Vesey went sprawling to the ground to deflect a loose puck just past the red line, Anderson stuck out his glove and nabbed the puck.

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