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NHL Preview: Ottawa Senators (30-26-4) at New York Rangers (35-17-9)


LAST GAME: Feb. 28, 6-1 win vs. Detroit: The Senators became the first team in NHL regular season history to score a power-play goal, shorthanded goal, even strength goal and a penalty shot goal on four sperate tallies in a single period to emerge with a 6-1 victory at Canadian Tire Centre. The four markers came in the first period and began when Stützle scored Ottawa’s first penalty shot goal since 3/29/18 (Pageau). Watson followed with his third shorthanded tally of the season (to move into a tie for fourth leaguewide) and an even strength marker to provide his first multi-goal game since 4/5/22. DeBrincat on the power-play at 16:09 capped the historic period. Giroux and Tkachuk added goals in each of the last two periods to give Ottawa 12 goals across its last two games, tied for the second highest two-game total in franchise history. Kubalik had the lone goal for Detroit. Sogaard earned the win for Ottawa with 16 saves while Husso took the loss for the Red Wings in turning aside 21 shots. Scratches: Kelly, Larsson; Injuries: Forsberg, Norris; Shots: OTT – 27, DET – 17; PP: OTT – 2-6, DET – 0-8.

BROADCAST INFORMATION: This evening’s game against the N.Y. Rangers will be broadcast regionally on TSN5 and RDS. On the radio, the game will be available locally via TSN 1200 (English) and 94,5 Unique-FM (French).

WHAT’S NEXT: Ottawa returns home to face Columbus Saturday evening at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the second of three regular-season meetings nd the second of two matchups at Canadian Tire Centre.

INJURY REPORT: G Forsberg and C Norris are on IR and will not oppose the Rangers this evening. Total man-games lost: 211.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Re-assigned C Greig and recalled C Kastelic to/from Belleville (AHL) on Feb. 25.

OTTAWA vs. N.Y. RANGERS – History:
2022-23 (1-1-0): Nov. 30 @ Ottawa (3-1 loss), Dec. 2 @ N.Y. Rangers (3-2 OT win), March 2 @ N.Y. Rangers
2021-22 (0-3-0): 10/23/21 @ Ottawa (3-2 loss), 2/20/22 @ Ottawa (2-1 loss), 4/9/22 @ N.Y. Rangers (5-1 loss)
Series record: Overall: 53-43-3-4; Home: 23-25-3-2; Away: 30-18-0-2
Last Ottawa win: @ Ottawa: 11/22/19 (4-1); @ N.Y. Rangers: Dec. 2 (3-2 OT)
Last N.Y. Rangers win: @ Ottawa: Nov. 30 (3-1); @ N.Y. Rangers: 4/9/22 (5-1)
Last OT result: Dec. 2 (3-2 OT win) @ N.Y. Rangers
Last shootout: 11/14/15 (2-1 SO loss) @ Ottawa
Most goals, game: Scored: 9, (1/24/04, 9-1 win); Allowed: 8, (3/18/14, 8-4 loss); Both teams: 12, (3/18/14, 8-4 loss)
Last Game: Dec. 2, 3-2 OT win @ N.Y. Rangers; OTT Goals: Tkachuk (x2), Stützle; NYR Goals: Kravtsov, Zibanejad; OTT Scratch: Holden; OTT Injuries: Bernard-Docker, Brassard, Norris; OTT Goalie: Talbot; NYR Goalie: Shesterkin; OTT PP: 1-4; NYR PP: 0-2; Shots: 37-27.
Career vs. N.Y. Rangers: Giroux leads all players in career games played (67), in goals (14), in assists (44) and in points (58); Hamonic leads in penalty minutes (45) against New York.

ROAD SCHOLARS: The Senators have a record of 12-14-2 on the road this season … Brady Tkachuk leads with 12 goals on the road
this season while also ranking first with 17 assists while the Senators serve as visitors … Through 28 road games this season, Tkachuk
maintains the club lead with 29 points … The Senators registered an 18-20-3 record over 41 road contests in 2021-22.

BACK-TO-BACK GAMES: Ottawa will play back-to-back games on 12 occasions in 2022-23 and will open their 10th set of the season
on March 11 when the team visits Vancouver ahead of visiting Calgary the following evening … The Senators played 17 back-to-back
sets last season and earned a record of 6-9-2 in the first half of contests on consecutive nights (6-3-0 this season) while posting an 8-8-
1 record (6-3-0 this season) in the second half of games on consecutive days.

ON THE POWER PLAY: The Senators are 58 for 228 (25.4%) on the power-play in 2022-23 … Drake Batherson leads with 12 powerplay goals while Alex DeBrincat maintains the club lead with 25 points while the team enjoys a man advantage … Ottawa has recorded
multiple power-play goals 15 times in an individual contest in 2022-23 after having done so 11 times in 2021-22.

ON THE PENALTY KILL: Ottawa has overcome 182 of the 220 occasions the team has been shorthanded in 2022-23 to maintain an
efficiency of 82.7% through 60 regular-season games … The team has registered six (Watson x3, Joseph x2, Motte) shorthanded
Ottawa Senators: Media Notes
markers this season after recording nine such goals in 2021-22.


New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2 – Overtime – March 1, 2023 – Wells Fargo Center
NYR Goals: M. Zibanejad (32), C. Kreider (26), V. Tarasenko (13)
PHI Goals: O. Tippett (18), S. Laughton (14)
NYR Goalie: I. Shesterkin (W – 25/27)
PHI Goalie: C. Hart (OTL – 22/25)
NYR Shots: 25
PHI Shots: 27
NYR PP: 1/1
NYR PK: 2/3

RECAP/NOTES: The Rangers earned an overtime victory in the first game of this back-to-back, last night in Philadelphia. New York quickly made it 1-0 but headed into the third period down 2-1 where Chris Kreider tied the game. In overtime, Vladimir Tarasenko scored the overtime winner to complete his three-point night (1G-2A).


  • The New York Rangers host the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden in their final home game until March 14 (7:00 PM ET – TV: MSG Network – Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). In the second half of back-to-backs this season, the Blueshirts are 6-4-1.
  • Newly-acquired three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane is set to make his Rangers debut tonight.
  • At home, the Blueshirts have won six of their last seven games and are 9-3-0 in their last 12 home games.
  • The Blueshirts have earned a point in 12 of their last 15 games (10-3-2) and 30 of their last 38 contests (25-8-5).
  • New York has points in five-straight games (4-0-1) against Ottawa.
  • The Blueshirts’ 17 comeback wins are tied for the fourth most in the NHL and their eight third-period comeback wins are tied for the third most in the NHL. Their eight third-period comeback wins are tied for the second most in franchise history (11 – 2010-11).
  • With the most recent outing coming on Sunday, the Rangers have scored five or more goals 18 times this season, tied for the fourth most in the NHL. The Rangers have scored five or more goals in five of their last 12 contests.
  • The Rangers defensemen group has collected 145 points, tied for the third most in the NHL and 116 assists, the fourth most in the NHL.
  • New York’s 78 third period goals are tied for the third most in the league and plus-23 third period goal differential ranks third in the NHL.
  • When scoring first this year, the Blueshirts are 24-4-4 and 18-2-3 when leading after the second period.

Mar. 1 at Philadelphia OTW, 3-2
Feb. 26 Los Angeles W, 5-2
Feb. 25 at Washington L, 6-3
Feb. 23 at Detroit L, 4-1
Feb. 20 Winnipeg L, 4-1

Ryan Lindgren Upper Body Feb. 26-Mar. 1 2
K’Andre Miller Suspension Mar. 1 1

February 28 – Patrick Kane acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.
February 28 – Austin Rueschhoff traded to the Nashville Predators in exchange for future considerations
February 28 – Braden Schneider recalled from Hartford. Ryan Carpenter re-assigned to Hartford.
February 26 – Ryan Carpenter recalled from Hartford. Braden Schneider and Jake Leschyshyn re-assigned to Hartford.
February 25 – Will Lockwood and 2026 seventh round pick acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Vitali Kravtsov.

ALL-TIME RECORD 47-48-3-5 (102 PTS)
2022-23 1-0-1
2021-22 3-0-0
NYR HOME 20-27-0-3 (43 PTS)
NYR AWAY 27-21-3-2 (59 PTS)
LEADING SCORER(S) – CURRENT RANGERS IN CAREER G: Kane (12) – A: Kane (21) – Pts: Kane (33)
LEADING SCORER(S) – ALL-TIME IN GAMES W/NYR G: Graves (16) – A: Messier/Leetch (20) – Pts: Messier (34)

November 30 at Ottawa W, 3-1
December 2 at MSG OTL, 3-2
March 2 at MSG 7:00 PM ET

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