(OTTAWA) — New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 39 shots he faced as the Rangers blanked the Ottawa Senators 1-0, to take a 2-1 playoff series lead.
The shutout was Lundqvists fourth of his playoff career.
“We have an identity that we try to cultivate in our locker room,” Rangers head coach John Tortorella said. “And every time he plays, it starts with (Lundqvist).”
Rangers center Brian Boyle also came up big again. He scored the lone Rangers goal; his third in the last three games.
“We’ve got to make sure we pay attention to him,” Senators coach Paul MacLean said. “He’s a big, strong guy and went to the net and got himself a goal, and that’s the way he’s been doing it. That’s good for them, good for him and we just have to make sure we mark him a little bit better.”
Ottawa was without their captain Daniel Alfredsson who sustained a concussion in Game 2. There is still no definite timetable on his return.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN