New York Rangers battle to 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa Senators
In an unusually aggressive, high-energy exhibition preseason game, the New York Rangers showed a whole lot of fight (despite no actual fights in the game) by coming back from 3-2 and 4-3 deficits to win after giving up a 2-0 lead to the Senators, eventually winning 5-4 in an overtime shootout. The victory brings the Rangers’ preseason record to 4-1-0, with their last preseason game tonight in Ottawa. The Rangers will open the regular season in a week with a couple of games on the road, followed by their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 15th. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.
New York’s Artem Anisimov attempts to score against Ottawa goaltender Brian Elliott:
Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi looks for linesmate Marc Staal. The pair has established itself as the most dependable defensive line over the past couple seasons.
Rangers star Marian Gaborik:
New York’s Brian Boyle celebrates his goal with teammate Brandon Prust:
New York’s Marc Staal:
The Rangers’ Derek Boogaard gets called for a boarding penalty for this hit…
But the Rangers’ Derek Stepan (#57) scores a shorthanded goal a minute later and celebrates with teammate Ruslan Fedotenko:
New York’s Marian Gaborik and Ottawa’s Jesse Winchester:
Erik Christensen scores the winning shootout goal for the Rangers…
Followed by Henrik Lundqvist’s game winning save on Peter Regin’s shootout attempt…
And the Rangers team streams off the bench to celebrate its win: