Tonight is the first meeting between the Rangers and Senators since the Rangers eliminated the Senators.
Senators coach Paul MacLean told Ranger Rants that the Rangers and Senators could be on the verge of a rivalry starting and both sides may use the playoffs as a motivator for tonight.
Henrik Lundqvist said, at Ranger Rants, that last season doesn’t enter into his mind but the Rangers last game certainly does, “we will use our last loss the other day as motivation. We don’t have to look that far for motivation. That’s our mindset going in.”