Playoff Roundup: Pageau's career day propels Senators to 2OT win over Rangers

Rangers' Brendan Smith striving for more minutes in Game 3

Rangers' Brendan Smith striving for more minutes in Game 3

The win gives the Senators a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final series, which shifts to NY for Game Three on Tuesday.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau had the game of his life in the Ottawa Senators' 6-5 triumph over the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon, scoring four goals, including the double-overtime victor, to give the Senators a 2-0 series lead in their second-round encounter.

Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrates his goal with defenseman Ben Harpur (67) during the first period in Game 2 against the New York Rangers in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Ottawa.

With under three minutes left in the fifth period of action, Pageau skated onto a clearance from Alex Burrows to create a 2-on-1 opportunity with Tommy Wingels.

Marc Methot and Mark Stone also scored for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson had 43 saves.

The Senators now take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Rangers, as it shifts back to Madison Square Garden.

The most risky chance Ottawa could muster at 5-on-4 was an Erik Karlsson point shot that rang off the left post, but Pageau made up for the missed opportunities.

After a stunning meltdown late in the third period on Saturday, the Rangers are coming back to NY down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Pageau pulled them back within one yet again when he tipped a Zack Smith point shot past Lundqvist with three minutes left.

Pageau has registered nine goals now in 24 playoff games with seven coming in two outings, including the first ever four-goal playoff game for a Senator.

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Andrej Sekera scored an early goal for the Oilers, who took the first two games on Pacific Division champion Anaheim's home ice.

NY upped their lead right back to two when Skjei sent a harmless point shot on goal that looked to carom off the leg of Dion Phaneuf in front.

The Rangers put three pucks behind Anderson, including their second short-handed goal of the game. The goal was Pageau's second of the playoffs. The puck bounced by Stone at the NY blueline to set up a 2-on-1, Grabner took a pass from Jesper Fast to beat Anderson on the glove side at 4:16 of the first. The Ottawa native picked off Dan Girardi's pass in the neutral zone, then beat Lundqvist.

But Skjei restored the two-goal lead with a harmless looking shot from the point on which Anderson appeared to be screened at 15:51 of the period.

MacArthur was also the victim of a heavy check from the Rangers captain late in the first period.

The Rangers also counted two shorthanded markers on the Senators, who struggled with their power play throughout. Rangers LW Michael Grabner scored his first career short-handed goal in the opening period.

Stone got one past Lundqvist less than two minutes into the third, but the Rangers came back a few minutes later to increase the deficit back to two on Skjei's second of the game and fourth of the playoffs. He missed almost two years with post-concussion syndrome but Boucher said the ailment was "something he was had in the last game" and indicated it wasn't serious.

Grubauer didn't fare much better, allowing two goals on nine shots.

Guentzel added an empty-net goal to seal it for the Penguins, his playoff-best seventh.

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