OTTAWA - Ottawa native Dan Boyle scored the shootout winner Saturday afternoon as the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1.
Chris Kreider scored the lone goal in regulation for the Rangers (13-2-2), who have won eight games in a row and have a point in 12 straight (10-0-2).
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots for his tenth win of the season.
Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal for the Senators (8-5-4) as Craig Anderson made 33 saves. The Senators are now 3-3-3 on home ice.
The 19,310 sellout crowd at Canadian Tire Centre were kept on the edge of their seats in overtime as Mike Hoffman hit the post twice and the Rangers' Rick Nash hit the post as well.
Anderson and Lundqvist were the story of the game as both goalies made a number of big saves throughout the game to keep it close and the third was no different as the game remain tied 1-1 forcing overtime.
A scoreless second saw the Rangers outshoot the Senators 10-7.
The Rangers nearly took the lead in the dying seconds of the period, but Anderson stopped Mats Zuccarello to keep it a 1-1 tie.
An entertaining first period saw the two teams exchange power-play goals.
Kreider opened the scoring at 2:31 as he tipped Kevin Hayes' shot past Anderson.
Ottawa tied the game four minutes later with a power play goal of its own as Karlsson finished off a nice passing series to beat Lundqvist.
Karlsson now has three goals in his last three games after going the first 14 without a goal.
Notes: The Senators held a moment of silence and played France's national anthem prior to the start of the game to honour those killed in Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. D Jared Cowen missed the game due to a bruised foot and LW Shane Prince was a healthy scratch for Ottawa. D Dylan McIlrath and RW Emerson Etem were a healthy scratch for the Rangers.