Chris Neil was the unlikely hero for the Ottawa Senators in overtime as he picked up a loose puck in front of the net and threw a backhanded shot past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The goal gave the Sens a 3-2 victory in Game 2 and leveled the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the clubs at one game apiece.
It was a brutally physical affair highlighted by two awful penalties. Shortly after the opening draw, Senators tough guy Matt Carkner was kicked out of the game for sucker punching Rangers forward Brian Boyle in the face. Boyle remained in the game and even scored a goal, but Brandon Dubinsky, an important centerman in coach John Tortorella's arsenal, was kicked out of the game as part of the Carkner incident.