Henrik Lundqvist: Henrik Lundqvist to start GM 3 vs. Ottawa

Down on Broadway, there's the belief a familiar act is about to open. "It was an emotional loss and we move on from it and we get ourselves ready for Game 3".

The two formations exchanged a goal in the first minutes of the third engagement and the Rangers seemed on the way to creating equality in the series. Washington coach Barry Trotz could go back to Holtby in a crucial Game 3 Monday night in Pittsburgh after backup Philipp Grubauer allowed two goals on the first four shots he faced in relief. "That's why they're up 2-0", Vigneault said.

I feel that it's nearly impossible for the Rangers to go down three games to none to such a battered team, after all of the success NY had in its opening series with the Montreal Canadiens.

Must give a guy some confidence it can be done again, right Rick Nash? Buchnevich, the 22-year-old rookie winger, didn't play at all in sudden death. Jesper Fast scooped it up and broke down ice on a two-on-one with Michael Grabner, who buried a shot at 4:16 for the game's first goal. He ended it by taking a pass from Alexandre Burrows and firing a shot past Henrik Lundqvist at 2:54 of the second OT.

They key for the Senators will be to get back to their system, and to not all of a sudden think they can go goal for goal with the Rangers in a shootout. The Senators have never swept a four-game series. "We've played two games, seen a lot of different scenarios against them: special teams, five-on-five, playing with the lead, playing not with the lead". But the 2009 Cup victor is one of the biggest reasons they're up 2-0 as he has stopped 67 of 71 shots through two games.

"We did a lot of good things up in Ottawa".

"This extra day off has been beneficial for our group".

"That extra day is huge", center Derek Stepan said. "The way we got into double overtime (was emotional)".

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russian Federation, competes for the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29); defenseman Trevor Daley (6); center Evgeni Malkin (71), of Russian Federation; and Olli Maatta (3), o. He chose to keep possession, which in and of itself is honorable, but then he gave away that possession by passing to a defensive partner that wasn't there. The series now leaves the Canadian Tire Centre in Canada to head down the New York City's Madison Square Garden. He's proven himself over the years in these spots, and he should be dialed in after having his second-worst performance of the season in game two.

This is the first-ever postseason series between the Central Division rivals. "We know how deflating that can be at times but we stuck with it", Stone said.

They have to be. NY rallied from 3-1 deficits in the second round against Pittsburgh in 2014 and against Washington in 2015 before winning three straight each time.

"We scored one goal tonight", said Yeo in his postgame press conference, per Yahoo Sports' Jen Neale, "[The] fact of the matter is, for a large part of the game we weren't even competitive". When he was asked if that seemed odd, the reporter was given a hard stare by Kevin Kline, who was in the next stall.

"Today is just one more of these nights where you know why everybody wants to play with this guy".

"Breaking my phone was good because I could turn the page pretty quick not getting messages from friends", Pageau said with smile. "For us, whatever situation's out there, just try and be locked in and be as effective as we can be". I've had some good net-front battles.

Guentzel added an empty-net goal to seal it for the Penguins, his playoff-best seventh.

Boucher described the effort as "absolutely sick".

Ottawa would be a massive underdog against either of those teams, and I doubt any of the mainstream media would be picking them to win.