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.