5 Things to Know: Rangers at Senators – Game 5

BY: DAVID KOLB

GAME 5: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Post Game Coverage on MSG
Series Tied, 2-2

The Rangers look to take the series lead for the first time in a pivotal Game 5 in Ottawa.

1 Where They Stand

  • Following their 4-1 win Thursday, the Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in eight of their 13 meetings vs. the Senators (regular season & playoffs), dating back to the start of the 2014-15 season.
  • Over 262:54 of game time through the first four contests this series, the Rangers have led for 149:56, have been tied for 108:47, and have trailed for 4:11.

  • The Blueshirts have won each of their past 15 playoff series in which they gained a win in Game 5, dating back to the Patrick Division Semifinals vs. Philadelphia in 1986.

2 Who's Hot?

Stepan: Vesey Made Plays at a Really High Level

  • Derek Stepan enters Game 5 with points in three straight games (one goal, two assists).

  • The alternate captain had 19:44 time-on-ice Thursday and picked up an assist on Chris Kreider’s third-period power-play goal.

  • Stepan has skated in 95 career playoff games with the Rangers, which is more than any other forward in franchise history.

3 Say What?

“Look at these assists. They are not exactly playmaking assists. They are just kind of the gritty, grinding game I bring. Sometimes it ends up in the back of the net.”

 — Tanner Glass after gaining two assists in Game 4

4 Did You Know?

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The Rangers led the NHL in road wins with 27 during the 2016-17 regular season.

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