Here in Kanata, the Rangers had jump in the first period and Vinny Prospal’s seeing-eye wrister from the right boards made it 1-0 at 10:08. Sean Avery and Chris Phillips were battling on the end boards and both came past the net as puck flew past a possibly screened Craig Anderson.
For Prospal, who missed most of the season following knee surgery, it was his fourth goal in just 14 games, assisted by Avery. The Rangers didn’t get a sniff on a power play at 11:45, with Marek Svatos in the box, but their penalty-kill was 2-for-2, denying the Senators after a hold by Callahan and a boarding by Zuccarello. Anisimov had three of the eight Rangers shots.