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Senators 8, Rangers 5

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:09 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 8, Rangers 5
New York Rangers 5, Ottawa Senators 8

OTTAWA (AP) - Zack Smith and Chris Kelly each completed hat tricks with empty-net goals to seal the Ottawa Senators' 8-5 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

Jesse Winchester tipped Peter Regin's slap shot past Martin Biron 14:12 into the third to put Ottawa ahead 6-5 after both teams had combined to blow five one-goal leads.

Smith scored his third of the game into an empty net with 50.2 seconds remaining. Biron remained on the bench when Kelly added his third goal with 8 seconds left.

Jarko Ruutu had a goal and an assist for Ottawa (3-4-1). The Senators host Buffalo in the season opener Friday.

Former Ottawa center Todd White had a pair of goals for New York (4-2-0). The Rangers open Saturday in Buffalo.

Mats Zuccarello scored 6:13 into the third to draw the Rangers even at 5. Artem Anisimov and Derek Stepan also scored for New York.

Biron, whose long pass set up Stepan's goal, made 20 saves.

Pascal Leclaire stopped 25 shots for Ottawa, which led 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, and 5-4.

White scored short-handed for his second goal of the middle period at 16:33 to put New York up 4-3.

Ruutu, who assisted on Kelly's short-handed goal in the first, tied it at 4 with 30 seconds left in the second.

Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was given a major and a game misconduct 12:55 into the first for spearing Ottawa's Chris Neil.

Neil and Milan Michalek left the game in the second with lower body injuries. A Senators spokesman said both players were removed from the game for precautionary reasons.

Kelly, who scored a short-handed goal 9:08 in, got his second goal of the game 1:11 into the second. He got behind Rangers defensemen Steve Eminger and Ryan McDonagh to take Jason Spezza's long pass up the middle and drove in alone on Biron, beating him with a wrist shot into the top right corner.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:08
OTT
SHG - Chris Kelly (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarkko Ruutu (1)
1 - 0 OTT
11:23
NYR
Artem Anisimov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (1)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:11
OTT
Chris Kelly (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Spezza (1), Milan Michalek (1)
2 - 1 OTT
03:11
NYR
Todd White (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Brandon Dubinsky (1), Matt Gilroy (1)
2 - 2 Tie
03:45
OTT
Zack Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Regin (1), Jesse Winchester (1)
3 - 2 OTT
08:03
NYR
Derek Stepan (1) Snap shot - ASST: Martin Biron (1)
3 - 3 Tie
16:33
NYR
SHG - Todd White (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Ruslan Fedotenko (1)
4 - 3 NYR
19:30
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Sergei Gonchar (1), Ryan Shannon (1)
4 - 4 Tie
3rd Period
05:13
OTT
PPG - Zack Smith (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Foligno (1), Erik Karlsson (1)
5 - 4 OTT
06:13
NYR
Mats Zuccarello (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Kennedy (1)
5 - 5 Tie
14:12
OTT
Jesse Winchester (1) Tip-in - ASST: Zack Smith (1), David Hale (1)
6 - 5 OTT
19:09
OTT
EN - Zack Smith (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Regin (2)
7 - 5 OTT
19:52
OTT
PPG - EN - Chris Kelly (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Shannon (2)
8 - 5 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
04:22
NYR
Brandon Dubinsky  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jason Spezza
04:22
OTT
Jason Spezza  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brandon Dubinsky
04:22
NYR
Brandon Dubinsky served by Mats Zuccarello  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jason Spezza
04:22
OTT
Nick Foligno  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Dale Weise
04:22
NYR
Dale Weise  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Nick Foligno
08:38
OTT
Ryan Shannon  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ruslan Fedotenko
12:55
NYR
Derek Boogaard  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Chris Neil
12:55
NYR
Derek Boogaard served by Erik Christensen  Spearing (maj)  - 5 min against  Chris Neil
16:19
OTT
Nick Foligno  Boarding  - 2 min against  Michael Sauer
19:00
OTT
Chris Kelly  Holding  - 2 min against  Pavel Valentenko
2nd Period
05:12
OTT
Erik Karlsson  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min against  Brandon Prust
15:30
NYR
Pavel Valentenko  Holding  - 2 min against  Chris Kelly
3rd Period
04:14
NYR
Pavel Valentenko  Hooking  - 2 min against  Alex Kovalev
08:10
OTT
Chris Phillips  Tripping  - 2 min against  Dale Weise
19:09
NYR
Michael Del Zotto  Slashing  - 2 min against  Zack Smith
goalie stats
Martin Biron
SA: 26TOI: 58:59
GA: 6SV%: .769
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 30TOI: 59:51
GA: 5SV%: .833