NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators scores the overtime winning goal at 1:17 of overtime against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ottawa was staring at a 2-0 hole. And then the Senators stepped up, making Game 3 a must-win for the Rangers.
After a 4-2 win in Game 1 and a 1-0 lead after the first period in Game 2, the New York Rangers looked to be in great shape in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup with the Ottawa Senators. But the No. 8 seed in the East flipped the script on New York, and the Senators head back to Canada with three home games left.
No. 1 New York Rangers at No. 8 Ottawa Senators
7:30 p.m. ET Monday -- Game 3, Eastern Quarterfinals | Series tied, 1-1
National TV: CNBC, CBC, RDS | Local TV: MSG
Chris Neil's unlikely overtime goal lifted Ottawa to a 3-2 win in Game 2, and gave the Senators a shaft of light between the posts and Henrik Lundqvist's pads. Lundqvist has made 62 saves over the first two games of the series but, if that kind of play only gets the Rangers a tie in two games at home, the road may be unfriendly to New York.