Marc Staal (Mike Miller, Wikimedia Commons)
The Ottawa Senators dominated puck possession in the third period of game seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, They just simply couldn’t score.
In the end it will be the Rangers moving on with a 2-1 victory.
The Rangers got offense from their defense as Dan Girardi of Welland, Ontario and Marc Staal of Thunder Bay, Ontario each found the back of the net past Senators goaltender Craig Anderson.
Girardi and Staal each scored only goal in the series and saved their playoff magic for game seven.
For Marc Staal, it was his third career playoff goal and Girardi his first, and it came as the game winner of the seventh game.
Marc Staal also becomes the third Staal brother to score in the seventh game of a series, following Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes who scored the game winning goal against the New Jersey Devils in game seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal in 2009 and Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins who scored against the Washington Capitals in game seven of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.