The New York Rangers can move one step closer to advancing to the second round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs if they capture a victory on Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators. Already leading this series two games to one, the Rangers have victory in their sights, but will they inch closer when the final buzzer sounds on Wednesday?
The Senators are unlikely to have captain Daniel Alfredsson available for the game, as he suffered a setback in recovering from a concussion that occurred during Game 2. The scoring will need to come from elsewhere, and it has been spread out throughout the series. No player has more than one goal while just two players, Nick Foligno and Kyle Turris, have two points each. Goalie Craig Anderson has made 76 saves on 83 shots.
The Rangers, meanwhile, are riding the wave of a 1-0 victory over the Senators on Monday night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 39 shots he faced in that game. Brian Boyle's third goal of the postseason notched the victory for the Blueshirts when the puck found the net at 7:35 in the third period. Will he be the hero once again?
Game time/date: 7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Location: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
TV: CBC, CNBC, RDS, MSG PLUS (HD)