Senators 4, Rangers 2
KANATA, Ontario (AP) _ Daniel Alfredsson scored two goals to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Shaun Van Allen and Radek Bonk also scored for the Senators, who swept the four-game season series against the Rangers and are unbeaten in seven games against New York (6-0-1).
Radek Dvorak and Petr Nedved, with his 200th NHL goal, countered for the Rangers.
Van Allen’s seventh goal, 2:32 into the final period was the game-winner.
Alfredsson took seven shots in the first period and put two of them past Mike Richter to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead. Richter is nursing a sprained left knee, but got the start after Kirk McLean came down with the flu.
Richter was outstanding as Ottawa outshot the Rangers 23-9 in the first period, one shy of tying a club record for shots in a period. The Rangers were outshot 47-26 for the game.
Dvorak opened the scoring on a 2-on-1 rush with Nedved 4:05 in, beating Patrick Lalime, who earned all four wins against the Rangers this season. Lalime made his first start in six games.
New York was outshot 11-2 before Alfredsson tucked the puck past Richter on the short side at 8:09. Then Alfredsson capped a beautiful passing play from Vaclav Prospal and Rob Zamuner on a power play at 12:35.
Nedved tied it 2-2, firing a shot over Lalime’s shoulder at 9:46 of the second.
New York’s all Czech Republic line of Nedved, Dvorak and Jan Hlavac accounted for four of the Rangers’ five points and has piled up 73 points in 26 games.
Bonk capped a 2-on-1 with Marian Hossa to make it 4-2 with 4:04 remaining.