Very little action of consequence in a very boring first. After being separated late in the first Michael Sauer and Zack Smith would drop the gloves early in period two.
Ottawa got on the board at 15:21 of the second with a goal from Ryan Shannon. Bobby Butler came up the left boards and put a beautiful feed through to Shannon cutting through right faceoff circle.
Rangers best chance in two periods came in the final 30 seconds when Brandon Dubinsky broke in 2-on-1 with Bryan McCabe. Dubinsky played a saucer pass to McCabe but Craig Anderson slid across and made the save.
The Rangers struck early in the third when Brandon Prust scored just 2:45 in to tie the game 1-1. 2:45 The goal was created by Marc Staal who despite being taken out at the blue line still got the puck across to Prust.
In overtime Henrik Lundqvist stoned Chris Neil on a breakaway as Neil tried to go backhand with the shot.
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