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Senators Vs. Rangers, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 3: Henrik Lundqvist Spectacular In 1-0 Win

The New York Rangers won Game 3 of their opening series against the Ottawa Senators in the 2012 NHL Playoffs. Henrik Lundqvist was sensational, stopping all 39 shots against at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Lundqvist especially shined in the closing seconds of the game, when he stopped two great scoring opportunities by Kyle Turris with the Senators using six skaters.

It was Brian Boyle who finally broke the scoreless tie that held for over 47 minutes. An odd bounce off the side piping of the net went straight to Boyle's stick, and then he backhanded the puck across the face of Craig Anderson into the net to put the Rangers up 1-0 for good.

New York caught Anderson napping on the play, but to put any blame on the goaltender would be unfair. He was just as good in net as Lundqvist for most of the night, turning back 22 of 23 shots faced. The Senators survived a scare earlier in the second period, as Ruslan Fedotenko and Brandon Prust were able to get the puck behind Anderson but were somehow unable to put it in the net.


With the win, the Rangers take a 2-1 lead in the series. The two teams will face off in Ottawa for Game 4 on Wednesday, before going back to Madison Square Garden for Game 5.

Final - 4.16.2012 1 2 3 Total
New York Rangers 0 0 1 1
Ottawa Senators 0 0 0 0

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