5 Things to Know: Rangers vs. Senators – Game 6

BY: DAVID KOLB

GAME 6: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Post Game Coverage on MSG
Senators Lead Series, 3-2

The Rangers look to even things up in a do-or-die Game 6 at The Garden.

1 Where They Stand

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  • The Rangers return home to Madison Square Garden to face-off against the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
  • New York has won eight of their last 11 playoff games when trailing in a series, dating back to Game 5 of the Second Round vs. Washington in 2015.
  • The Blueshirts have won 15 of the last 20 playoff games in which they have faced elimination, going back to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Senators in 2012.
  • The Rangers have also won 10 of their last 11 playoff games in which they have faced elimination at MSG, since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semis vs. Pittsburgh in 2008.

2 Who's Hot?

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  • Rangers’ forward, Michael Grabner enters Tuesday’s contest with a four-game point streak (two goals, two assists).
  • After gaining an assist on Saturday, the lightning-quick winger has tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his last 17 postseason games.
  • Grabner has established playoff career-highs in games played (11), goals (four), and points (six) this spring, and he is tied for the club lead in goals during the 2017 Playoffs.

3 Say What?

“We’re going to go back to New York. Regroup. We’re going to have 48 hours and get ready for the next game.”

— Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault after the Blueshirt 5-4 overtime loss in Saturday’s Game 5.

4 Did You Know?

May 4, 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 won each of its last four home games, outscoring its opponents 13-4 over that stretch. They have also allowed only one goal in each of the four games while outscoring the Senators 8-2 in the two tilts at MSG this series.

5 Must-See Video

Henrik Lundqvist talks about what the Blueshirts have to do to bounce back in Tuesday’s must-win Game 6.

Henrik Lundqvist talks about his preparations for Tuesday's must-win Game 6 at The Garden.