NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Hagelin deflected in Derek Stepan’s slick backhand pass 2:55 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Ottawa had the better of the chances in the extra session, but Hagelin put the winner behind goalie Craig Anderson as the Rangers won their third straight and 16th in 19 games heading into the NHL All-Star break.
Chris Kreider tied it for New York in the third period. Kevin Hayes also scored, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves.
Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek had second-period goals for Ottawa. Anderson stopped 32 shots, but let New York’s only one in overtime get past him.
Kreider tied it 2-all at 2:42 of the third period when he took a perfect feed from defenseman Marc Staal as he cruised down the slot, deftly shifted the puck to his forehand and lifted a shot past Anderson for his 10th of the season and fifth in 10 games.
After falling behind 1-0 on Hayes’ goal, the Senators scored twice in quick succession to grab a 2-1 lead.
Right after Erik Condra was stopped by Lundqvist, the Senators regained control of the puck and worked it around the Rangers zone. Kyle Turris sent a crisp pass from the left circle to the right circle, and Karlsson snapped in his ninth goal at 13:38.
Then, just 9 seconds after New York’s Lee Stempniak was called for high-sticking, Michalek got to a rebound in front and slid a backhander that slithered its way under Lundqvist’s pad for his sixth goal, putting the Senators ahead with 5:19 remaining in the second.
The Rangers had broken the scoreless deadlock at 9:29 when Hayes corralled the rebound of Dan Girardi’s hard shot from the right point, calmly shifted left in the slot and scored his sixth goal.
The Rangers finished their second straight period on the power play, this time the remnants of a two-man advantage created when David Legwand and Eric Gryba were whistled for infractions 46 seconds apart.
The teams slogged through a tight-checking first period that produced one power play for each club and a total of 16 shots — nine for the Rangers, including a hard drive by Ryan McDonagh that was stopped at the buzzer.
NOTES: New York’s Alain Vigneault coached in his 932nd NHL game, tying Rangers general manager — and former coach — Glen Sather for 26th place on the league’s career list. … Turris has a Senators-high 13 assists and 19 points on the road this season.
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