New York Rangers score three times in third period for 3-2 win over Senators

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OTTAWA — The New York Rangers scored three goals in the final six minutes of the game for a 3-2 comeback win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre.

Chris Kreider scored twice and Ryan Lindgren had the other goal for the Rangers, who wrapped up their four-game road trip with a perfect 4-0-0 record. Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves for New York (4-1-1).

Ottawa (2-3-0) appeared to have control after taking a 2-0 lead early in the third period on a Josh Norris goal, but things unravelled late.

The Rangers cut the lead in half with a power-play goal as Kreider beat Ottawa goalie Matt Murray in close.

Murray, who stopped 22 shots, left the game following the goal, leaving Anton Forsberg to close things out. Forsberg gave up a goal to Lindgren on the first shot he faced.

Kreider put the Rangers ahead with just over two minutes remaining.

Nick Paul had the other goal for Ottawa, scoring on the Senators' first shot after a setup from Tim Stutzle.

Paul was moved to centre between Stutzle and Connor Brown as Ottawa will be without Shane Pinto for at least a week after he was hurt in Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Georgiev, making his second start of the season, made an incredible point-blank save on Artem Zub in the final minutes of the second period.

Notes: Ottawa forward Scott Sabourin and defenceman Michael Del Zotto were healthy scratches. Jarred Tinordi, Libor Hajek and Greg McKegg were healthy scratches for New York.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2021.

Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press

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