They're getting nervous in the Big Apple, the boys of Broadway are not getting rave reviews and if things go the way they did on Saturday night, the Blueshirt review is going to have a very short run this playoff season.
The Ottawa Senators, the underdog crew of this 2012 playoff season is currently holding a 3 game to 2 lead over the Rangers, making Monday nights contest in Ottawa an elimination night possibility, something that the Rangers and their fans most likely didn't factor in when they celebrated that first place finish in the NHL East.
The fact that the Rangers are still around for game six is perhaps something that the city that never sleeps will want to focus on in the overnight hours, for most of the series it has been the Senators taking the attack to New York, a bounce here, a deflection there and the Rangers season could have been over already.
The series thus far has become a showcase of goaltenders, with both Craig Anderson and Henrik Lundqvist putting on a clinic on how to frustrate the opponent and keep your team alive, scrounging for that one shot that changes the hockey destiny of a game.
So far in three out of five games, the Senators have been the team of destiny, they can push that theme ahead to the next round with a victory in game six, just another twist in a rather unusual playoff season.
Game Six-- New York 3 at Ottawa 2
The series is tied at 3 games each
Previews and Reviews
Ottawa Sun-- Canada's team looking wobbly
Ottawa Sun-- Alfie loses it, Rangers force Game 7
Ottawa Sun-- Pubs cash in on playoff excitement
Ottawa Sun-- Neil the quintessential super pest
Ottawa Citizen-- One more game to decide it all
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators had it all, then let it slip away
Ottawa Citizen-- Rangers storm back to force Game 7
Ottawa Citizen-- A golden moment for Slifverberg
New York Post-- Rangers defeat Senators force Game 7
New York Post-- Rangers rookie Kreider scores in Game 6
New York Post-- Rangers goalie Lundqvist says NHL missed kick-in
New York Post-- Injured Boyle did not travel with Rangers to Ottawa
NY Daily News-- NY Rangers hold on for Game 6 win over Ottawa Senators
NY Daily News-- Chris Kreider's first NHL goal is one to remember ...
NY Daily News-- Rangers fight back vs. Sens in Game 6
Globe and Mail-- How the Senators fell apart
Globe and Mail-- Should Lundqvist be fined for rant over blown call?
Globe and Mail-- Rangers beat Sens to force Game 7
National Post-- Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers push Senators to Game 7
Ottawa Sun-- Alfie "feeling good, hopeful" for Monday
Ottawa Sun-- Sens fans ready for series party
Ottawa Sun-- Andy, Sens beating Rangers at their own game
Ottawa Sun-- Sens' Alfie back for Game 6?
Ottawa Sun-- Hair's to Sens' Dandy Andy
Ottawa Sun-- Oddbusters! Sens look to KO Rangers
Ottawa Sun-- Neil cleared on "dangerous" Boyle hit
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators goal: Close the deal on Home Ice
Ottawa Citizen-- Alfredsson likely to suit up for potential series clincher
Ottawa Citizen-- Mark Stone makes winning impression in NHL debut
Ottawa Citizen-- Neil won't face hearing for Boyle hit, will play Monday
Ottawa Citizen-- Spezza resists urge to put pressure on himself
Ottawa Citizen-- Senators in the driver's seat for a joy ride
New York Post-- 'Rangers' Hagelin 'excited' to return for Game 6
New York Post-- Senators' Neil won't be suspended for hit on Rangers' Boyle
New York Post-- Gaborik says Rangers need to 'generate offence' tonight vs. Senators
New York Post-- Tortorella must push buttons for Rangers to stay alive vs. Senators
New York Post-- Rangers need goals, not words
New York Daily News-- NY Rangers' Brian Boyle is out for Game 6 against Ottawa...
New York Daily News-- NY Rangers are talking a good game but not producing on the ice...
New York Daily News-- NY Rangers coach John Tortorella fuming over hit...
New York Times-- Rangers, Sent to Brink, Have very little to say
New York Times-- Applying the "Torres Blueprint" to Neil's Hit on Boyle
Globe and Mail-- Chris Neil free to distract Rangers some more
Globe and Mail-- Unlikely contributions have Sens poised for upset
National Post-- Senators one win away from advancing with Game 5 victory over Rangers
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