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Senators will play Rangers in Eastern Conference Second Round

Ottawa eliminated Bruins in six games; Rangers advanced by defeating Canadiens in six games

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The Ottawa Senators will play the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Second Round after Ottawa eliminated the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 6 Sunday at TD Garden.

The Senators will have the home-ice advantage as the second-place team from the Atlantic Division. The Rangers, from the Metropolitan Division, qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the first wild card in the East.

The schedule has not been announced. The Senators are trying to get to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2007, when they made their only trip to the Stanley Cup Final. New York's most-recent trip to the conference final was 2015, when they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games.

Video: Ken Daneyko on the New York Rangers win over Montreal

New York completed a six-game series victory against the Canadiens with a 3-1 win at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist allowed 11 goals on 206 shots in the series, finishing with a 1.70 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage. Forward Mats Zuccarello led New York with three goals, including two in Game 6. Forwards Derick Brassard (two goals, six assists) and Bobby Ryan (four goals, three assists) led the way for Ottawa. Defenseman Erik Karlsson had six assists.

The Senators won two of three games against the Rangers this season. Ottawa won 2-0 at New York on Nov. 27, and the Rangers won 4-3 at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 27. The Senators won 3-1 at Ottawa on April 8, although the Rangers rested several regulars that day.

Video: OTT@BOS, Gm6: MacArthur ends series with PPG in OT

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson was 2-0-0 against the Rangers, making 51 saves on 52 shots (.981 save percentage) with one shutout. Jean-Gabriel Pageau had five points (two goals, three assists).

Defenseman Nick Holden and center Derek Stepan each scored two goals for the Rangers, and defenseman Ryan McDonagh had three assists.

The Rangers and Senators have played once in the playoffs. New York won a seven-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against Ottawa in 2012.

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