The New York Rangers are in search of their fifth straight victory tonight as they take on the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden. Despite the Ottawa Senators being without both Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson, they are still finding ways to win hockey games, and currently stand two points ahead of the Rangers. Last night was evidence on how the New York Rangers are beginning to get in a winning groove. The Rangers outplayed the Islanders for the most part last night, but were unable to solve Evgeni Nabakov for the first 55 minutes of the game. They stuck with their game plan, came away with the tying goal, and eventually got the second point by winning it in overtime. The last time the Senators and Rangers met, the Sens came away with the shootout victory after the Rangers fought back from two goals down to tie the game. There is likely no lineup changes once again, as changing a winning lineup is not an ideal choice. With that said, the Rangers need to keep the energy level high and set the tone early, since this will be their second game of the back-to-back. Get in on the forecheck, put pucks on net, and the Rangers will be a tough team to overcome.
Rangers Return To MSG In Search Of Fifth Straight VictoryUPDATED 11:08 AM HST Mar 08, 2013