In total, the Sens have held a lead for just four minutes, 11 seconds in the series. Anderson has given up 12 goals on his last 98 shots.
As the series shifts back to Ottawa, it’s starting to look like the Rangers’ to lose.
3. Ryan McDonagh, Rangers Overshadowed by the fine playoff performances by Karlsson and (insert Predators defenseman here), McDonagh has been an unwavering force for the Rangers. He skated another 25:14 in Game 4 and assisted on New York’s fourth goal, his fourth point of the series and fifth of the playoffs.
2. Oscar Lindberg, Rangers Lindberg’s pair of second-period goals effectively crushed the Sens’ spirits. The bottom-six forward now has three goals in his last two games after going the entire postseason with just one assist. That kind of depth production is what will get the Blueshirts to the conference finals.
1. Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers Lundqvist was stellar again to earn his 61st career playoff win, moving into a tie Tom Barrasso for 13th all time. He stopped 22 of 23 shots and would have had a shutout if not for a late Kyle Turris goal.
The other years though: 27th, 23rd, 23rd, 24th, and 22nd in terms of overall rank in 5-on-5 save-percentage, leaving a lot of room for improvement in the blue paint.
The only real constant over that entire stretch was Ondrej Pavelec, the 29-year-old goaltender who had spent his entire 10-year career with the franchise (beginning in Atlanta, continuing with Winnipeg) before he signed with the New York Rangers this offseason. Pavelec struggled badly in 2016-17, even being demoted to AHL Manitoba, and outside of a .920 save-percentage in 2014-15 (that one playoff year for the Jets) he cracked the .910-mark only one time.