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Rangers 2, Senators 1, SO

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 1:46 AM

Associated Press

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

OTTAWA - Pierre Parenteau scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.

Parenteau, who missed an open net late in regulation, put a shot into the top right corner on New York's seventh attempt against Brian Elliott.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped five Ottawa shooters, including Milan Michalek on the Senators' seventh and final attempt.

Vinny Prospal scored a short-handed goal midway through the second for New York, which had lost two in a row.

Brian Lee opened the scoring with his second of the season earlier in the middle period for Ottawa. The Senators have lost two straight and five of seven.

The Rangers finished the extra period short-handed after Ales Kotalik was sent off for tripping Milan Michalek 3:37 into overtime.

New York's Ryan Callahan blocked consecutive point shots by Daniel Alfredsson during the ensuing 4-on-3 power-play. Faced with an opportunity at an open net moments later, the Senators captain fanned on a swipe at a bouncing puck off the end boards.

Lundqvist made 35 saves in his second straight start after missing two games because of a lower body injury.

Elliott stopped 27 shots in his first appearance in six games.

Rangers captain Chris Drury missed his second game in a row. Drury sustained a concussion one week earlier on a hit to the head by Curtis Glencross in a 3-1 loss in Calgary that went unpenalized in the game, but drew the Flames forward a three-game suspension from the league on Monday.

After a scoreless opening period, Ottawa outshot New York 17-7 in the second, yet remained in a 1-1 tie after the two teams each scored once in the middle period.

Lee finished off a nice passing play with Chris Kelly and Jarkko Ruutu for his second goal 4:29 into the second.

Kelly carried the puck into Rangers' zone and dished off to Ruutu on the left side. The pesky Finn fed a return pass to the slot, where Lee was left alone to drive a slap shot under Lundqvist's right pad with Kelly providing a screen.

Prospal teamed up with Marian Gaborik to draw the Rangers even at 1-1 with a short-handed goal 10:58 into the second. Prospal finished off a 2-on-1 when he redirected Gaborik's centring pass beyond Elliott into an open left side, ending a personal seven-game goal drought.

Both teams survived close calls late in regulation. Chris Higgins hit the post and Parenteau put a shot over an open net on a Rangers power play after the Senators were called for too many men 14:51 into the third.

Lundqvist stopped Ottawa's Chris Neil from in close with less than one minute remaining after Rangers defenceman Marc Staal turned over the puck behind his own net.

NOTES: Kotalik and Prospal also scored for New York in the shootout. Alfredsson and Jason Spezza scored for Ottawa ... Prospal's goal was the Rangers' third short-handed effort of the season and their first since Oct. 11, when Dan Girardi scored short-handed in a 3-0 win over Anaheim ... The Senators' five-game homestand continues Tuesday night, when the Toronto Maple Leafs make their first appearance of the season at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
04:29
OTT
Brian Lee (2) Snap shot - ASST: Jarkko Ruutu (5), Chris Kelly (7)
1 - 0 OTT
10:58
NYR
SHG - Vinny Prospal (5) Snap shot - ASST: Marian Gaborik (12)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDNYROTTTOTAL
1M. Gaborik
A. Kovalev
0 - 0
2A. Kotalik
D. Alfredsson
1 - 1
3V. Prospal
J. Spezza
2 - 2
4E. Lisin
J. Ruutu
2 - 2
5A. Anisimov
M. Fisher
2 - 2
6C. Higgins
N. Foligno
2 - 2
7P. Parenteau
M. Michalek
3 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
05:40
OTT
Mike Fisher  Hi-sticking against  Dan Girardi
19:35
NYR
Ales Kotalik  Hooking against  Peter Regin
2nd Period
07:29
NYR
Marc Staal  Interference against  Jason Spezza
09:22
NYR
Artem Anisimov  Tripping against  Jason Spezza
15:24
NYR
Sean Avery  Roughing against  Chris Phillips
3rd Period
02:09
OTT
Mike Fisher  Hi-sticking against  Michael Del Zotto
12:25
OTT
Matt Carkner  Tripping against  Artem Anisimov
14:51
OTT
Nick Foligno  Too many men/ice - bench
OT Period
03:37
NYR
Ales Kotalik  Tripping against  Milan Michalek
goalie stats
Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist
9-6-1
SA: 36TOI: 65:00
Saves: 35EV: 29 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .972SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
SA: 28TOI: 65:00
Saves: 27EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .964SH: 1 - 2