Ryan Callahan contributed two second period goals for the New York Rangers to defeat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Tuesday at Scotiabank Place. The Senators were skating strong to start with a Milan Michalek score 3:51 into the contest. From there the Rangers took over, netting all four of their game total goals in the second. They kept the lead through the final block as both squads failed to further produce on the offensive end.
“I just thought we stayed with it,” said Rangers coach John Tortorella. “Even though we were down 1-0 – the first shot goes in – I thought we played a good first period. I thought we were pretty good through the neutral zone, our forechecking was coming, we give up an odd-man rush that cost us but we stayed with it and continued to just try to play a simple game.” The Rangers are next set to take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night while the Senators hit the road to matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.