The Rangers won Game 7 the way they’ve won so often this season, with a defence-first philosophy, getting just enough offence and withstanding surges thanks to solid goaltending and great shot blocking.
Hundreds of Canadian New Yorkers are expected to watch the last Canadian hockey team standing Thursday, just blocks away from the site of game seven between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers.
The stage is big and the stakes are enormous, but the equation couldn’t be much simpler as the Ottawa Senators left Scotiabank Place for Thursday’s Game 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Daniel Alfredsson once again on Tuesday apologized for his uncharacteristic water bottle-stomping, stick-slamming temper tantrum early in the third period of Monday’s 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers. But Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was not apologizing for causing Alfredsson’s meltdown by benching him and the rest of the first powerplay unit to begin the third.