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New York Rangers win a pivotal game three over the Ottawa Senators

The New York Rangers won game three against the Ottawa Senators by the score of 1-0.  It was a back and forth game with Henrik Lundqvist being the Rangers savior.  Brian Boyle also played a great game.  He has been their best player through the first three games.  Kreider made his NHL debut and looked pretty good in doing so.  The Rangers now have a 2-1 series lead with Game four being in Ottawa on Wednesday night.

The Rangers and Senators were scoreless through two periods.  The Senators did have the shots advantage but Lundqvist was outstanding in this game.  There were a lot of good chances on both ends and the Ottawa goalie was good as well.  Brian Boyle finall scored in the third period, it was the only goal of the game.  The goal came at the 7:35 mark of the third period.  Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan assisted on the goal.  The main reason the Rangers won this game was their goalie.  The other reason though was Boyle who played a great game all the way around.

It is guys like Boyle who make the playoffs so great and special.  You never know what can happen and who might emerge.  It is like that in all sports but hockey is so fast paced and unpredictable.  Lundqvist you would expect but I don’t think you would of guessed that Boyle would be the leading goal scorer in the playoffs but he is.  What will game four bring, the Rangers lost one of their top wingers in Carl Hagelin for three games due to a suspension.  He served his first game tonight.  If the Rangers can win on Wednesday night, they will take a commanding lead back to New York to try to close out the series and move on.