(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s NHL games:
Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s fourth goal of the game 2:54 into double overtime gave the Ottawa Senators a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
The win gives the Senators a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final series, which shifts to New York for Game Three on Tuesday.
Pageau scored his second and third goals in the final 3:19 of regulation time. He started the comeback by deflecting a Zack Smith shot and completed his hat trick with a tip of a Kyle Smith shot 62 seconds from the buzzer with goaltender Craig Anderson on the bench for an extra attacker.
Defenseman Marc Methot and Mark Stone also scored for the Senators, who erased two-goal deficits on three occasions.
Rookie defenseman Brady Skjei led the Rangers with two goals while Michael Grabner, Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan scored the others.
Both goalies had their moments of weakness early on. Anderson wound up making 43 saves while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots.
The Senators lost veteran winger Clarke MacArthur when he took a shoulder-to-shoulder hit from Ryan McDonagh in the first. MacArthur only played two shifts in the second before leaving the game.
(Editing by Andrew Both)