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New York Rangers Jump Out to Early 2-0 Lead on Goals by Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner (Video)

May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) celebrates scoring a goal during the first period against the Ottawa Senators in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Just 13:24 into Game 3 at Madison Square Garden, Mats Zuccarello and Michael Grabner put the New York Rangers up 2-0 over the Senators.

You think the New York Rangers were ready to play this one?

So far, so good.

Just 13:24 into the first period of Game 3 of the second-round matchup against the Ottawa Senators, the Blueshirts went ahead 2-0 at Madison Square Garden.

First, Mats Zuccarello buried one courtesy of a Mika Zibanejad helper from behind the net. Sens goaltender Craig Anderson was clearly overplaying the pass on the play.


Then, a little under eight minutes later with New York thoroughly outplaying Ottawa from end-to-end, Michael Grabner took advantage of an Anderson miscue.

The score remains 2-0 after one period of play in Manhattan.

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