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Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes a save against Ryan McDonagh #27 and Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers in the first period. (April 21, 2012)

Game 5: Senators 2, Rangers 0

Goaltender Craig Anderson was sensational last night, stopping 41 shots as the eighth-seeded Senators won 2-0 in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals and push the Rangers to the brink of elimination in Game 6 at Ottawa.

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers slams
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Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers slams his stick after the game against the Ottawa Senators. (April 21, 2012)

Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and Henrik Lundqvist
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Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers look on after the Ottawa Senators scored an empty net goal in the third period. (April 21, 2012)

John Tortorella of the New York Rangers motions
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John Tortorella of the New York Rangers motions to Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers late in the game against the Ottawa Senators. (April 21, 2012)

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The Ottawa Senators celebrate after defeating the New York Rangers during Game 5. (April 21, 2012)

Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan of the New
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Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers look on after the Ottawa Senators scored an empty net goal in the third period. (April 21, 2012)

Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his
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Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his third period goal against the New York Rangers with teammate Zenon Konopka. (April 21, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers looks
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Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers looks on from the bench late in the game against the Ottawa Senators. (April 21, 2012)

Chris Phillips of the Ottawa Senators defends against
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Chris Phillips of the Ottawa Senators defends against Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers. (April 21, 2012)

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Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators makes a
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Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators makes a save against Brandon Prust. (April 21, 2012)

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers checks
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Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers checks Chris Neil of the Ottawa Senators in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. (April 21, 2012)

Colin Greening #14, Erik Karlsson #65 and Filip
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Colin Greening #14, Erik Karlsson #65 and Filip Kuba #17 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate with teammate Jason Spezza #19 after scoring a goal in the first period against Henrik Lundqvist #30. (April 21, 2012)

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, right, of
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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, right, of Sweden, makes a save as Rangers' Ryan McDonagh (27) checks Ottawa Senators' Milan Michalek, of the Czech Republic. (April 21, 2012)

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, right, of
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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, right, of Sweden, makes a save as Rangers' Stu Bickel (41) checks Ottawa Senators' Zenon Konopka during the first period. (April 21, 2012)

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Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan McDonagh #27 of
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers react as the Ottawa Senators celebrate after Jason Spezza #19 scored a goal in the first period. (April 21, 2012)

Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza, left, scores a goal
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Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza, left, scores a goal against New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the first period. (April 21, 2012)

Craig Anderson #41 and Sergei Gonchar #55 of
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Craig Anderson #41 and Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Ottawa Senators defend a first period shot against Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers. (April 21, 2012)

Mark Stone #60 of the Ottawa Senators plays
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Mark Stone #60 of the Ottawa Senators plays the puck against Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers. (April 21, 2012)

Mark Stone #60 of the Ottawa Senators plays
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Mark Stone #60 of the Ottawa Senators plays the puck against Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers. (April 21, 2012)

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Craig Anderson #41 and Chris Phillips #4 of
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Craig Anderson #41 and Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators defend a first period shot against Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers. (April 21, 2012)

Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators scores
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Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators scores a first period goal past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers. (April 21, 2012)

Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates
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Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal against the New York Rangers with teammates Mark Stone #60 and Colin Greening #14. (April 21, 2012)

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers
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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers tip[s the puck wide of Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators in the first period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 21, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on against the Ottawa Senators. (April 21, 2012)

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Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes
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Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes a save against Ryan McDonagh #27 and Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers in the first period. (April 21, 2012)

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