Nick Holden: Nick Holden scores in GM 4 win over Sens

Nick Holden: Nick Holden scores in GM 4 win over Sens

Nick Holden: Nick Holden scores in GM 4 win over Sens

The Rangers' fourth-line centre scored two goals in a 4-1 Game Four win against Ottawa, as NY tied the series at two wins apiece.

After trailing the series 2-0 returning to the city that never sleeps, the Rangers have woken up and tied it 2-2.

NEW YORK-After dropping the opening two games of their second round series with to the Senators in Ottawa, the New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday in desperate need of a victory.

Kreider and Nick Holden also scored for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist had 22 saves.

Upset with the officiating, the Senators' frustrations boiled over at the end with scrums in the final couple of minutes.

The New York Rangers used a speed game once again to frustrate the Ottawa Senators in game 4.

I think Pageau's legacy, and the way Sens fans will look back on game 2 after this season finishes, will largely depend on the way the Sens perform in the rest of the series. NY has won three straight playoff games at Madison Square Garden after losing six straight on home ice, including Game 3 of the first round against Montreal.

Kreider made it 4-0 with a power-play goal at 10:45 of the third. At the end of the game, it got real chippy. There are now no concerns about his status for Game 5. The Rangers were able to rattle off four unanswered goals before the Senators finally lit the lamp for the first and only time midway through the third period.

Grabner took advantage of an Anderson gaffe to make it 2-0 at 13:24. He then came out and put in a wraparound before Anderson could recover.

"I love his game", Glass said of Lindberg. He's been giving the puck away more often than he's been stealing it, and he's been invisible except for a few very bad plays.

"There's no question that we were the better team tonight", Lundqvist said.

"They were ready. They were hungry".

Toronto coach Dwane Casey says Lowry is being listed as questionable to play in Friday's Game 3 of the Raptors' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Any time a game is 4-1", NY defenceman Brendan Smith had said on the off day, "normally you get a kick in the butt and you respond - so we're going to expect them to bring a hell of an effort".

Kyle Turris finally snapped Lundqvist's shutout streak with less than seven minutes left in regulation, and then the Senators chose to make the game a circus.

"We have to play to a much higher level", said Ottawa defenceman Dion Phaneuf.

And they will need too, since it's the most important game of the series. "We played with speed, emotion and determination, and we got it done".

That gave the Rangers a goal from each of their four lines.

With that said, though, this is the playoffs, so if he can skate and shoot, he is gonna be out there. Obviously it was a different way we were down 2-1. "We just didn't manage their push that well". After Game 1, Boucher declared his team needed 40 shots a night or more to beat Lundqvist and they haven't even come close to that total since then, which is making his job look awfully easy. They still trail two games to one, however, and are desperately hoping to capture Game 4 in order to avoid having to win three straight in order to take the series. The previous mark of 20 was set from the quarterfinals vs. Boston in 1970 to the quarterfinals vs. St. Louis in 1981.

"Momentum shifts from period to period, shift to shift, game to game", Vigneault said. Senators forward Zack Smith (upper body) missed the final two periods.

Glass picked up two assists and now has four points in five playoff games this postseason.

The Rangers know a dominating effort in Game 3 doesn't guarantee anything going into Game 4. Karlsson hit the ice hard following one of many battles with Rangers pest J.T. Miller late in the second period.

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