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Rangers 2, Senators 1, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

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Rangers 2, Senators 1, SO
Ottawa Senators 1, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK - Nikolai Zherdev scored the only goal in a shootout and Henrik Lundqvist denied all three Ottawa shooters, giving the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory Monday night over the Senators.

The Rangers opted to shoot first and Zherdev beat Alex Auld between the pads. That left it up to Lundqvist to stop Jason Spezza, Jarkko Ruutu and Antoine Vermette for his NHL-leading 12th win.

Fredrik Sjostrom scored for the Rangers in regulation as the Eastern Conference leaders stretched their winning streak to three.

Daniel Alfredsson had the lone goal for the Senators (6-9-3), who lost their fifth straight. They've scored only five goals during that span.

The Senators had a 9-8 shot advantage in an evenly played, scoreless first period.

Thanks to a pair of power plays, the Senators dominated the first half of the second period, but could not break through against Lundqvist. Alfredsson had the best chance on the first power play, unloading a hard shot from the left dot. Dany Heatley had a solid chance at the side of the net on the second.

Ottawa had eight of the first nine shots in the period. The persistence paid off with 3:47 remaining when Alfredsson got his first goal in 11 games. The Senators captain picked up the puck in the left corner and wheeled into the slot to beat Lundqvist with a wrist shot.

In the third, Lundqvist made a blocker stop on Vermette's short-handed breakaway in the opening minutes to prevent Ottawa from expanding its lead.

The save was a turning point, and the Rangers evened the score on Sjostrom's tally at 7:17. Marc Staal unloaded a hard shot from the point and Sjostrom knocked in the rebound for his second goal.

That set the stage for overtime.

New York's Michal Rozsival had the only shot in overtime, a sharp-angle bid in the final seconds. The Senators outshot the Rangers 28-27 heading into the shootout.

Notes: Wade Redden faced his former club for the first time since leaving the Senators to sign with the Rangers in July. The defenceman played the first 11 years of his career with Ottawa ... The Rangers and Senators meet again Saturday afternoon at Scotiabank Place (3 p.m., CBC, Team 1200). Both teams play a home game in the interim: the Senators host Montreal on Thursday (7:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet East, Team 1200) and the Rangers face Vancouver on Wednesday ... Ruutu returned for the Senators, having completed a two-game NHL suspension for elbowing Montreal's Maxim Lapierre in the head ... Scott Gomez missed his third straight game for the Rangers with a bruised ankle ... Auld started for the 11th time in the last 12 games; Lundqvist made it 13 of 14.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Daniel Alfredsson (4) ASST: Dany Heatley (8), Alexandre Picard (3)
1 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
Fredrik Sjostrom (2) ASST: Blair Betts (2), Marc Staal (3)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
1N. ZherdevJ. Spezza
2F. SjostromJ. Ruutu
3C. DruryA. Vermette
penalty summary
1st Period
Fredrik Sjostrom  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Antoine Vermette  Slashing against  Lauri Korpikoski
Aaron Voros  Roughing against  Jarkko Ruutu
Jarkko Ruutu  Diving against  Aaron Voros
2nd Period
Wade Redden  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Marc Staal  Hooking against  Ilya Zubov
Nick Foligno  Slashing against  Ryan Callahan
3rd Period
Jarkko Ruutu  Hooking against  Lauri Korpikoski
OT Period
goalie stats
Alex Auld
SA: 27TOI: 65:00
Saves: 26EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .963SH: 0 - 0
Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist
SA: 28TOI: 65:00
Saves: 27EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .964SH: 1 - 1