Rangers Vs. Senators, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 5: Senators Top Rangers, Seize Series Momentum

A regular-season with 100 points wasn't supposed to be lead to an all-they-can handle opening playoff series, but that's exactly what the New York Rangers find themselves in after dropping a 2-0 decision to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.

The win puts the eighth-seeded Senators in the driver's seat of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, up three games to two and headed home to play in what will assuredly be a raucous game six crowd.

Henrik Lundqvist was his usual spectacular self on Saturday for New York, stopping all but one of the 29 shots that he faced. The opening period goal that he allowed to Jason Spezza proved to be the difference, as the Rangers were no match for Ottawa goalkeeper Craig Anderson, who had by far his best night of the series.

For more coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, be sure to check out our blogs Blueshirt Banter and In Lou We Trust. Also take a peek at our StoryStream and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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