Zuccarello leads Rangers to 4-1 win over Senators in Game 3

Zuccarello leads Rangers to 4-1 win over Senators in Game 3

The Rangers came out flying and kept that pace for the first two periods before the Sens finally got on the board late in the second period when Bobby Ryan sent a no look pass from behind the net to the red hot Jean-Gabriel Pageau who scored his 5th goal in the last two games. Derek Stepan fed Rick Nash in the left circle, and Anderson could get only a piece of Nash's wrister with his left arm, creating a three-goal lead at 12:21.

But at Game 3 in NY, fans wore the uniform of Wall Street, which is after all just a short subway ride away.

Zuccarello scored his fourth of the playoffs at 5:31 to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

The Americans were even more dominant against the Germans, who beat Russian Federation to earn a spot in the semifinals. Combinations were modified in an effort to improve each line's two-way play.

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Nash then increased the Rangers' lead with his 15th career postseason goal - third this year - with 7:39 remaining in the middle period.

He's tied for the team lead in goals this postseason, with four, and uninterested in dwelling on his performance in Game 3. The Senators have used the same lineup in all three games of the series. It is worth noting that the Rangers were leading pretty comfortably at this point.

Similar to Brassard, Zibanjead is known for his production in key playoff games.

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Game 4 doesn't have to be a complete 180-degree turn from Game 3 as the Rangers have plenty to play for as well and are good at forcing mistakes.

Zibanejad was utilized by the Rangers in all situations. He played just three shifts. Regardless of the situation, he was effective. "And we don't. It's our own fault", said Karlsson, after the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Senators, to cut the series deficit to 2-1.

By the time Mats Zuccarello opened the scoring off a lovely feed from some guy called Mika Zibanejad, Ottawa was already in survival mode.

The open net was there for Michael Grabner to make it 2-0 in favour of the home team. The few high-danger areas they did find were usually clogged with diving defensemen.

Germany had just five shots entering the third, missing a chance to add a shot and goal in the final seconds of the second period when Kerstin Spielberger failed to control the puck in front of a wide-open net. He is naturally a positive person, building up his players' positives, while also being very smart, detailed, and direct (with his players and with the media). With him, Zuccarello's Corsi For percentage increased to 59.09.

Coyne scored on a power play early in the breakout period that turned a 2-0 game into a 7-0 rout. When you chase the game, especially against a really good team, it seems like you're digging out the the whole time. Zibanejad drove play and contributed in a way that is expected of a player of his caliber. Also, it looks like defenceman Chris Wideman will return for the first time since Game 5 of the Boston series.

The Rangers aren't exactly shy to promote that last fact, even sharing the seat locations of celebrities in attendance with journalists covering the game.