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Rangers Vs. Senators, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 5: Rangers Trail 1-0 After One Period

The New York Rangers trail the Ottawa Senators by one goal after the first period of the two teams fifth game of a seven game series, in the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.

Jason Spezza scored the game's only goal and was assisted by Mark Stone and Flip Kuba. The Rangers out-shot the Senators 14-9 in the first period and out-hit them17-8, yet still trail after one. The Rangers finished the regular season with the best season in the Eastern Conference.

Below is a video of Spezza's goal:

The winner of Saturday's game will take a 3-2 series lead, with the other team one game away from elimination. Game six is scheduled in Ottawa. The remainder of the game can be seen on NBC Sports Network.

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.