Apr 18, 2012; Ottawa, ON, CAN; New York Rangers centre Brian Boyle (22) and Ottawa Senators centre Zenon Konopka (28) in the third period at Scotiabank Place. The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-US PRESSWIRE
The series between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers wasn't supposed to be close. The Rangers were considered the beasts of the East nearly all season, and Ottawa limped down the stretch, falling from 6th place to 8th. But surprising to almost everyone, Ottawa has outplayed New York from a shots perspective, outshooting the Rangers 134-116 through 4 games.
With the series tied 2-2 after Kyle Turris' overtime winner last game, tonight's game is obviously pivotal. Both games Ottawa has won went to overtime, so no doubt the Sens are comfortable if they can manage a regulation tie.
World Junior Championship star for Team Canada Mark Stone may be set to make his NHL debut tonight for the Sens.