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Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates Chris Kreider #20 and Derek Stepan #21. (April 26, 2012)

Game 7: Rangers 2, Senators 1

They Rangers held off the Senators to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers and Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators shake hands. (April 26, 2012)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate Chris Kreider #20. (April 26, 2012)

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating against
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates Chris Kreider #20 and Derek Stepan #21. (April 26, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a big save late in the game under pressure from Nick Foligno #71 of the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers
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Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers celebrates after defeating the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates after defeating against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

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Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan Callahan #24 of
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers celebrate after defeating against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers skates against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers
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Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammate Brandon Prust #8. (April 26, 2012)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second perod goal against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates Chris Kreider #20 and Derek Stepan #21. (April 26, 2012)

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The puck hits the post as Ruslan Fedotenko
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The puck hits the post as Ruslan Fedotenko #26 and Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers battle for position Matt Gilroy #97 and Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a first period save against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes
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Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes a first period save against Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers. (April 26, 2012)

Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers
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Brandon Prust #8 of the New York Rangers knocks down Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators in the first period. (April 26, 2012)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers
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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a first period save against the Ottawa Senators. (April 26, 2012)

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