Rangers Cruise Past Senators 4-2, Lead Series 1-0

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Rangers nursed a 1-0 lead until late in the second period, but then scored two goals in less than three minutes, defeating the Ottawa Senators, 4-2, in game one of their best of seven playoff series.

Rangers center Brian Boyle continued his recent scoring tear when he put one in the back of the net in the second period. Boyle, who only had 11 goals all season, scored five goals in the last nine games of the regular season.

“It was a good collective effort obviously but it’s game one of who knows how many,” Boyle said. So we need to obviously continue that momentum, but tonight was what we wanted. We wanted game one and we got it.”

The teams finished the game a combined 0-7 on the power play.

Game two starts at 7 PM ET on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

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