National Hockey League
Ottawa 6, NY Rangers 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, November 4, 2019
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Dan O'Rourke
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Trent Knorr
Attendance: 16302

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored two of Ottawa's five straight goals Monday night as the Senators cruised to a 6-2 win over the host New York Rangers.

The Senators, who entered Monday with an NHL-low seven points on the season, have alternated losses and wins over their last six games. The Rangers had their two-game winning streak snapped.

Pageau opened the flurry at 14:56 of the first period for the Senators, who then went ahead for good on Tyler Ennis' goal 3:35 later. Ottawa overwhelmed New York with goals by Ron Hainsey, Pageau and Brady Tkachuk in the first 15 minutes of the second. Vladislav Namestnikov added a goal in the third period as Ottawa scored six goals in a game for the first time since a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 16 of last season.

Goalie Anders Nilsson recorded 32 saves for the win.

Kaapo Kakko gave the Rangers a brief lead in the first period and Artemi Panarin scored late in the second. Goalie Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves for New York, which was whistled for 11 penalties.

Kakko opened the scoring 8:47 into the first, when he took a pass from Adam Fox and backhanded a shot into the corner of the net.

Pageau tied the game a little more than six minutes later by putting back a wraparound shot by Anthony Duclair. Ottawa took the lead on a 5-on-3 goal with 1:29 left, when Ennis corralled the rebound of a Thomas Chabot shot, went to one knee and fired a shot past Georgiev.

The Senators extended the lead to 3-1 just 4:12 into the second period, one second after another power play expired, when Tkachuk spun and fired a behind-the-back pass to Hainsey, who scored from point-blank range.

Pageau did it all on the Senators' fourth goal. After blocking Pavel Buchnevich's shot with his pad, Pageau picked up the loose puck and beat Georgiev on the breakaway with 8:17 left.

Tkachuk completed the surge with 5:04 remaining. Georgiev initially turned back Tkachuk's shot in the crease, but the puck bounced off Tkachuk's skate and the left winger put the rebound home.

Panarin ended the Senators' run by scoring on the power play with 2:26 left in the second, but Namestnikov added another power-play goal 5:35 into the third.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   NY Rangers
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 2 Points Kaapo Kakko 2
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 2 Goals Kaapo Kakko 1
Vladislav Namestnikov 1 Assists Kaapo Kakko 1
Vladislav Namestnikov 1 Power Play Goals Artemi Panarin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Nilsson .941 Save Percentage Alexandar Georgiev .800
Anders Nilsson 32 Saves Alexandar Georgiev 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 30 6 2-6 3-4 22 31
NY Rangers 34 2 1-4 4-6 36 38
Upcoming Games
  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Senators have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .400 after a loss.