NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators gives up a third period goal to Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The top-seeded Rangers didn't struggle against Ottawa in the first game of their series, but Ottawa will look to even the score in Saturday's Game 2.
The No. 1 seeded New York Rangers were never really threatened by the Ottawa Senators in the first game of their first round series Thursday, although the 4-2 final score made the game look somewhat close. The Rangers were up 4-0 in the third period before surrendering two more-or-less meaningless goals - although the two unanswered scores should give hope to Sens fans.
The 8-over-1 upset isn't impossible - hey, the Kings are doing it! - but if Ottawa wants to pull it off, they'll need to start with a road win in Game 2. Judging from the Rangers' early play, however, that will be tough.
Here's the info about Saturday's Game 2:
No. 8 Ottawa Senators at No. 1 New York Rangers
7 p.m. ET Saturday -- Game 2, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals | Rangers lead, 1-0
National TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS | Local TV: MSG