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Round 2

Kyle Turris helps Senators push back against Rangers in Game 5

Forward scores game-winning goal in overtime to give Ottawa 3-2 series lead

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris ended a Game 4 loss in the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Rangers on Thursday in a scuffle with forward Tanner Glass.

On Saturday, Turris delivered a heavy punch when he scored at 6:28 of overtime to give the Senators a 5-4 win in Game 5 at Canadian Tire Centre.

It gave the Senators a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series with Game 6 at New York on Tuesday.


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"I think a big statement tonight is we wanted to push back physically as well as with speed and intensity, kind of send a message that we weren't going to take what they were throwing at us to finish off last game," Turris said. "A real important part of the playoffs is the pushback. The series is obviously physical. All the playoffs are like that. To be able to stand up and say we're not going to take and give it back, I think sends a big message and that's the way you have to play in the playoffs.

"They have a guy like Glass running around all he wants, but we're physically not going to back down. We pushed back tonight and we've got to keep doing it."

Video: NYR@OTT, Gm5: Turris goes five-hole for OT win

Turris also scored against the Rangers in overtime in Game 4 of the first round on April 18, 2012. The Senators lost that series in seven games.

The winning goal Saturday was reviewed to see if the play was offside.

"I was kind of confused," Turris said. "I didn't know what they were reviewing. I kind of asked some of the guys and they said not to worry about it."

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