5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Senators – Game 4

BY: DAVID KOLB

GAME 4: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Post Game Coverage on MSG
Ottawa Leads the Series, 2-1

The Rangers will attempt to even their second-round series tonight against the Senators.

1 Where They Stand

May 2, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Ottawa Senators during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

  • Following the Blueshirts’ 4-1 win Tuesday, the Rangers have won seven of the last 10 playoff games they have played when trailing in a series, dating back to Game 5 of the Second Round vs. Washington in 2015.
  • Since the start of the 2013 Playoffs, the Rangers have posted a 22-12 record in Games 4-7 of a playoff series, and have posted a 3-0 record in Game 4 or later in the 2017 Playoffs.
  • The Blueshirts have won three of four games at The Garden during the 2017 Playoffs, including each of the last three games on home-ice.

2 Who's Hot?

  • The 29-year-old has three points in three playoff games vs. the Senators and six points in nine postseason games.
  • Zuccarello has four points (three goals, one assist) in the last two contests at The Garden.

3 Say What?

“We didn’t give up that much. It felt like we were in control for the most part and played a really smart game. I think everybody felt like we played a really strong game when we needed it the most here.

 — Henrik Lundqvist 

4 Did You Know?

May 2, 2017: The New York Rangers face the Ottawa Senators during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Rangers have earned at least one win in each of their last 21 playoff series (dating back to the start of the 2007 Playoffs), which is the longest streak in franchise history (the longest streak was previously 20 consecutive playoff series with at least one win from the Quarterfinals against Boston in 1970 to the Quarterfinals against St. Louis in 1981)

5 Must-See Video

Brendan Smith on the Rangers riding the energy of The Garden in Game 4

Brendan Smith talks over Game 3 against the Ottawa Senators and is ecstatic over the home crowd support, stating if they amp up the volume the Rangers will amp up their play.