The New York Rangers start their second round series tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Here is all the information you’ll need to enjoy!
On Thursday, April 27th, the New York Rangers will be starting their second round series against the Ottawa Senators.
After a hard-fought six-game series against the Montreal Canadiens, the Rangers were able to advance into the second round. Coming into the playoffs, there was some concern about goalie Henrik Lundqvist. However, Lundqvist performed very well against the Canadians and was one of the main reasons why they were able to advance.
With Lundqvist playing well, the Rangers can defeat any team in the NHL. He has been able to bounce back from a poor regular season and is arguably the hottest goalie in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
For the Senators, they are also coming off of a six-game series, as they were able to defeat the Boston Bruins in the first round.
Due to the Rangers playing the Senators, it will also highlight the matchup of Derrick Brassard and Mika Zibanejad playing against their former teams. It was a big trade between these two playoff teams, and both sides have benefitted.
Here is all the information you’ll need to enjoy the game on Thursday night.
When: 7:00 p.m. EST
Live Stream: NBCSports.com
In the first round, the Rangers were able to steal Game 1 on the road against the Montreal Canadiens. Doing this certainly helped set the tone for the series, as winning playoff games on the road is no easy thing to accomplish.
For the Senators, having home-ice in the second round is certainly nice. Both teams were able to avoid the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. While that series might have more of the attention. One of these two teams will be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals when it is all said and done.