SHARE
USAToday Sports Images

LINDBERG, LUNDQVIST HELP RANGERS EVEN SERIES

Oscar Lindberg scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves as the Rangers evened their Second Round series with the Senators at 2-2.  The Rangers tied a series after facing a 2-0 deficit for the first time since the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. WSH. New York went on to win that series in seven games.

Lindberg registered his first career multi-goal game in the postseason (12 GP). He has one such outing in 134 career regular-season games (Oct. 10, 2015 vs. CBJ).  Lundqvist earned his 61st career playoff win to tie Tom Barrasso for 13th place in NHL history. He improved to 6-4 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 4-1 clip at Madison Square Garden (1.42 GAA, .947 SV%).

When teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Playoffs series, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 196-54 (78.7%), including a 3-0 mark in 2017.

The Rangers have scored at least four goals in three consecutive playoff games for the first time since April 16-25, 2008 . . . The NHL announced start times for Second Round games on Sunday, May 7, and Monday, May 8 . . . The Golden Knights signed forward Vadim Shipachyov to a two-year contract . . . The NHL and Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced the four recipients chosen for the NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund academic scholarship . . . ICYMI: Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was mic’d up when he scored 45 seconds into overtime in Game 4 of their Second Round series at EDM.

* Information provided via NHL Press Release
National Hockey League Press Release. Information provided from the NHL that describes various news releases that describe current events in the league.

Leave a Reply