5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Senators – Game 3

BY: DAVID KOLB

GAME 3: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Post Game Coverage on MSG
Ottawa Leads the Series, 2-0

The Rangers return home looking to get back in the series.

1 Where they stand

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  • Following the Blueshirts’ 6-5 OT loss Saturday, all five meetings between the Rangers and Senators this season have been decided by two or fewer goals
  • The Rangers have won six of the last nine playoff games they have participated in when trailing in a series, dating back to Game 5 of Round 2 vs. Washington in 2015
  • The Blueshirts won two of three home games in the First Round this year vs. Montreal, including each of the final two home games of that series

2 who's hot

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  • Rangers’ defenseman, Brady Skjei notched his first career multi-goal game (regular season or playoffs), scoring two goals in Game 2 vs. Ottawa
  • The 2012 1st-round pick hits the ice tonight tied for fifth in the NHL in playoff goals with four and leads all defensemen in goals
  • Skjei’s four goals have him tied with Reijo Ruotsalainen (1982) for the most goals a Rangers rookie defenseman has tallied in one postseason in franchise history

3 say what?

On a conference call with reporters, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault talks about some of the decisions he made in Game 2 and looks ahead to Tuesday's Game 3.

“Everything’s on the table right now. Whatever we feel is best for the group is what we’re gonna do.”

 — Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault when asked what his lineup will look like for Game 3

4 did you know?

Rangers Kreider Bench High Fives Home

Through the Rangers’ first eight playoff games of the 2017 Playoffs, 19 of the 20 skaters who have dressed, have tallied at least a point.

5 must-see video

Despite the Senators getting the bounces in the first two games, Henrik Lundqvist looks to regroup on home ice at Madison Square Garden tonight.