Ottawa Eliminates Rangers, Advances to NHL Eastern Conference Finals
The Ottawa Senators held off the New York Rangers 4-2 May 9th in Game 6 of their Stanley Cup semifinal to win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in franchise history and first time since the 2006-7 season.
The Rangers attempted 15 of their 39 shots in the third period, but Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson slammed the door on 14 of those and had 37 saves total in the game. An empty net goal by Jean-Gabriel Pageau with seconds left sealed it for Ottawa. It has been quite a turn around for the Senators, who failed to make the playoffs last season. They await the winner of the Pittsburgh-Washington series, which is tied at 3-3 with Game 7 on May 10th. Game 7 of the Western Semifinal between Edmonton and Anaheim is also on May 10th, with the winner of that series taking on Nashville in the Western Conference Final.