LINDBERG, LUNDQVIST HELP RANGERS EVEN SERIES
Oscar Lindberg scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves as the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 and are tied 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Second Round.
* The Rangers tied a series after facing a 2-0 deficit for the first time since the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals. The Rangers went on to win that series in seven games.
* Lindberg had his first Stanley Cup Playoff multigoal game. He has one such game in 134 career regular-season games, against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 10, 2015.
* Lundqvist got his 61st career playoff win to tie Tom Barrasso for 13th place in NHL history. He improved to 6-4 during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including 4-1 with a 1.42 goals-against average and .947 save percentage in five games at Madison Square Garden.
* When teams are tied 2-2 in a best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoffs series, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 196-54 (78.7 percent), including a 3-0 mark in 2017, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Video: Rangers even series with Sens with big 4-1 win at MSG
Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 4, Ottawa 1 - series tied 2-2
The Rangers have scored at least four goals in three consecutive playoff games for the first time since April 16-25, 2008. … The NHL announced start times for second round games Sunday, May 7, and Monday, May 8. … The Vegas Golden Knights signed forward Vadim Shipachyov to a two-year contract. … The NHL and Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced the four recipients chosen for the NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund academic scholarship. … ICYMI: Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was mic'd up when he scored 45 seconds into overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Edmonton Oilers.
Video: Silfverberg mic'd up for Game 4 OT winner vs. Oilers
SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Nashville @ St. Louis, NSH leads 3-1, 8 p.m. ET, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Edmonton @ Anaheim, series tied 2-2, 10:30 p.m. ET, SN, TVA Sports, NBCSN
PREDATORS AIM FOR FIRST BERTH IN CONFERENCE FINAL
The Nashville Predators look to become the first team to advance past the second round of the playoffs when they take on the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Predators, who began play in 1998-99 and are competing in the postseason for the 10th time, are aiming to reach the Western Conference Final for the first time.