Pageau scores twice for Senators in win against Rangers
- The Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers were full of piss and vinegar to start this game, as Tony DeAngelo and J.C.
- Beaudin chuck knuckles to start, then Matt Borowiecki tilts with Brendan Lemieux, finally Ryan Strome tries to go with Brady Tkachuk.
- Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored two goals, and the Ottawa Senators won for the third time in five games with a 6-2 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Monday.
- Vladislav Namestnikov and Brady Tkachuk each had a goal and an assist for Ottawa (4-8-1), which got its first road win in six tries this season (1-4-1).
- Ron Hainsey and Tyler Ennis also scored, and Anders Nilsson made 32 saves.
- The Senators went 2-for-6 on the power play; they were 2-for-42 in their first 12 games.
“We earned all our chances here tonight,” Senators coach D.J. Smith said.
- Kaapo Kakko had his first multipoint game in the NHL (one goal, one assist) for New York (5-6-1), which won its previous two games. Artemi Panarin also scored, and Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves in his third straight start.
“They were competing and battling and it looked like as the game went on we were getting upset that they were actually doing that,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “We’ve got to learn to handle these things. The last two games (against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators) we did it, and this game we didn’t. It cost us severely.”
- The Senators hadn’t won on the road since April 3, also against the Rangers. …
- Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan had one shot on goal in 14:32 after being a healthy scratch the previous two games. …
- Center Mika Zibanejad missed his third straight game for New York because of an upper-body injury.
- He is day to day. …
- Panarin extended his point streak to five games (two goals, four assists). …
- The Rangers scratched defenseman Marc Staal for a third straight game.
Sources & Credits: Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com, OTT Senators, NY Rangers