Game 6: Senators Lose 3-2 to Rangers

Check out the highlights

http://video.thescore.com/watch/nyr-3-ott-2

The night began with a clever, and touching move, by the Senators organization.  Daniel Alfredsson’s boys, Hugo and Loui, came out skating to U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, waving the Senators flag and ending up at centre ice.  They were later followed by the big club, who entered the arena amongst a standing ovation of towel waving and “Alfie, Alfie” chants.  It was the No. 8 seed’s chance to put an end to a series they weren’t supposed to win, but alas, they had to play the game first.

http://video.thescore.com/watch/alfie-count

And it started off beautifully for Senator fans.  On a power-play just 7:05 into the first period, Sergei Gonchar’s point shot deflected off Chris Neil and past Henrik Lundqvist to make it 1-0 Senators.  The remainder of the time was spent in the Rangers zone and things were looking good in the capital city.

Then, the second period happened.  It all began with a holding call on Milan Michalek during a Senators power-play.  Once the Rangers penalty expired, Derek Stepan was able to convert a Brad Richards pass to tie the game at 1.  Then, while killing off a penalty to Filip Kuba, Nick Foligno was issued a goaltender interference penalty that was booed incessantly by the hometown fans.  The Rangers would take advantage once again as Brad Richards unleashed a wicked slapshot by Anderson to make it 2-1.  Following that, Chris Kreider would score his first ever NHL goal with just 41 seconds remaining and the Rangers held a 2 goal lead with only 20 minutes to play.

The Senators would press in the third, hitting a goal post and forcing a 2nd goal with just 39 seconds remaining, but it wasn’t enough.  The Rangers snuck out with a 3-2 victory and send  the series back to New York where the winner takes all Thursday night.  Of course, Henrik Lundqvist still couldn’t get over the call on the Senators 2nd goal, so here it is, followed by Lundqvist’s comments.

Paul MacLean post-game media availability (audio)

http://senators.nhl.com/fr/v2/ext/audilo_files/120423_MacLean_post.mp3

Nick Foligno on the interference call that single-handedly changed the momentum of the game.

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Chris Neil on the hit by Del Zotto that ran him into the boards.

 http://video.thescore.com/watch/del-zotto-nails-neil

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Daniel Alfredsson on his frustrated actions on the bench.

http://video.thescore.com/watch/alfie-temper-tantrum#./alfie-temper-tantrum?&_suid=133523555232803037127172212666

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