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Rangers 4, Senators 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

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Rangers 4, Senators 1
New York Rangers 4, Ottawa Senators 1

OTTAWA - Ryan Callahan had two goals, and the New York Rangers scored three times within 2:02 late in the second period of a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Callahan, a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won the silver medal, scored 22 seconds into the second to tie it at 2-2. He added his second of the game during New York's three-goal outburst late in the middle period, which chased Ottawa's Brian Elliott from the net.

Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves for New York, which has won three in a row.

Milan Michalek scored his 21st for Ottawa, which entered the break in first place in the Northeast Division. The Senators had won 14 of 16 games, including a team-record, 11-game winning streak that began with a 2-0 victory in New York on Jan. 14.

Brandon Dubinsky scored his 14th goal at 15:44 to put the Rangers up 2-1, and Callahan made it 3-1 with his 17th at 16:56. Sean Avery scored his eighth at 17:46 to increase the lead to three.

Elliott stopped 12 of 16 shots. Pascal Leclaire replaced him after Avery's goal and made nine saves the rest of the way.

Marian Gaborik missed the game due to an unspecified lower-body injury. Gaborik, who leads the Rangers with 35 goals and 69 points, missed two of New York's last three games before the two-week break and was limited to four total minutes due to a cut on his right knee.

The Slovakian right wing played through that injury during the Olympics and had four goals and one assist in seven games, including Slovakia's loss to Finland in the bronze-medal game Saturday.

Michalek opened the scoring 3:51 in when he took Jason Spezza's cross-ice pass and drove a one-timer past Lundqvist.

Callahan drew the Rangers even at 1-1 early in the second when he drove down the left side and slipped past Ottawa defenceman Matt Carkner to put a shot past Elliott for his 16th goal 22 seconds into the period.

Dubinsky put New York ahead at 15:44 and Callahan made it a two-goal lead with his second of the game 1:02 later.

Avery scored the Rangers' third goal in 2:02 just one minute later to end Elliott's outing.

NOTES: Rangers D Michael Del Zotto (upper-body injury) also missed the game ... Senators D Filip Kuba suffered a lower-body injury in the first period. He left the game and did not return ... Ottawa next sees action Thursday in Raleigh, N.C., against the Hurricanes (7 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200) before returning home Saturday to face the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Place (7 p.m., CBC, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
Milan Michalek (21) ASST: Jason Spezza (19), Daniel Alfredsson (33)
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
Ryan Callahan (16) ASST: Erik Christensen (9)
1 - 1 Tie
Brandon Dubinsky (14) ASST: Brandon Prust (6)
2 - 1 NYR
Ryan Callahan (17) ASST: Sean Avery (16), Erik Christensen (10)
3 - 1 NYR
Sean Avery (8) ASST: Enver Lisin (8), Wade Redden (9)
4 - 1 NYR
3rd Period
penalty summary
1st Period
Alex Kovalev  Hooking against  Wade Redden
2nd Period
Marc Staal  Hooking against  Matt Cullen
3rd Period
Michal Rozsival  Interference against  Jason Spezza
Sean Avery  Misconduct (10 min)
Sean Avery  Roughing against  Matt Cullen
goalie stats
Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .960SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
SA: 16TOI: 37:46
Saves: 12EV: 10 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .750SH: 0 - 0
Pascal Leclaire
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 9TOI: 22:14
Saves: 9EV: 8 - 8
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1