Wed May 10, 2017 1:36PM
Bobby Ryan #9 of the Ottawa Senators drops to the ice to block a shot by Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (AFP)
Bobby Ryan #9 of the Ottawa Senators drops to the ice to block a shot by Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (AFP)
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The Ottawa Senators have advanced to the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals with a series-clinching 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

On Tuesday, Ottawa got on the score-sheet first at the Madison Square Garden as Mike Hoffman scored his 4th goal of the playoffs.

Mark Stone then netted the puck to give the visitors a 2-0 lead later in the first period. Swedish Center-man Mika Zibanejad cut the deficit to 2-1 for the Rangers in the middle frame before Erik Karlsson restored Ottawa's two goal advantage almost a minute later.

The Rangers’ winger Chris Kreider scored just 53 seconds into the final frame to make it 3-2. Jean-Gabriel Pageau then scored an empty net goal with only 7 seconds remaining to seal the Senators’ victory as New York lost a must win game as well as the series.