In pivotal playoff games, teams look for their super starts to step up and answer the call. Luckily for the Rangers, their best player was on top of his game in Game 3. Henrik Lundqvist led the Ranger defensive effort as they shut out the Senators, 1-0. Brian Boyle scored the decisive goal in the third period, but Lundqvist’s spirited play was the difference. His 39 saves were his most this post-season.
After the NHL unfairly suspended Carl Hagelin for the three games, his Ranger team mates responded with emotional, captivating play. The Rangers will have the opportunity to give themselves a commanding 3-1 series lead on Wednesday night. Same teams, same place.