Rangers beat Senators in shootout
John Tortorella started looking down his bench as the New York
Parenteau scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa
Parenteau, who missed a shot at an open net late in regulation, put a shot into the top right corner on the
“It’s a good feeling,” said Parenteau, who was recalled from Hartford of the AHL on Friday. “Torts asked me if I was doing well in the minors in the shootout and I said, ‘I do pretty well, decent,’ so he gave me a shot. I think I pretty much redeemed myself for the goal I missed with a minute left so I’m pretty happy right now. I’ve got a lot of family and friends in town so it’s a good moment for me.”
Vinny Prospal scored a short-handed goal midway through the second for New York, which had lost two in a row.
“You know, he’s one of our key guys when it comes to the PK,” Lundqvist said. “He’s been there for a couple of years and the big part is reading the game, to be in the right lane when they pass the puck.”
Faced with an opportunity at an open net moments later, the Ottawa captain fanned on a swipe at a bouncing puck off the end boards.
“I thought I had it for sure and it just took a wicked bounce straight over my stick,” Alfredsson said. “I saw it coming and I thought I timed it pretty good but it just took off and I didn’t get a piece of it.”
Lundqvist made 35 saves in his second straight start after missing two games because of a lower body injury.
“It’s tough to get a 4-on-3 at the end of the game but the guys were unbelievable, blocking big shots and it was tough to see the puck,” Lundqvist said. “That’s what you need. We were ready to pay the price and we did a lot of great things out there, especially on the PK.”
Elliott stopped 27 shots in his first appearance in six games.
After a scoreless opening period, Ottawa outshot New York 17-7 in the second, yet remained in a 1-1 tie after the two teams each scored once in the middle period.
Lee finished off a nice passing play with
Kelly carried the puck into
“It was a great pass from (Ruutu) and (Kelly) took away the goalie’s eyes so I think you guys could have put that one in,” Lee said.
Prospal teamed up with
Both teams survived close calls late in regulation. Chris Higgins hit the post and Parenteau put a shot over an open net on a
“I’d just made one save and I guess it bounced across to (Parenteau) and I just dove,” Elliott said. “I don’t know what happened, whether somebody got a stick on it or a glove, but he missed the net and we got that big point.”
Lundqvist stopped Ottawa’s
NOTES: Parenteau had a two-game stint earlier this season and scored in his