Another night where the result on the ice was overshadowed by a scary injury to an Ottawa Senator.
The Sens came away with the win but the real story was Craig Anderson leaving the game with what the team is calling an ankle injury. Anderson had to be carried off the ice in the third period and could not put any weight on the leg. Anderson is considered "day to day".
Ben Bishop did the best he could in a tough spot but the Rangers tied and took the lead shortly after he arrived in the game. Hard to really fault him on either goal but you could tell the Sens were a little bit shell shocked after Anderson went down.
But give the Senators credit. They refused to roll over and die. Not long after the Rangers took the lead, Mika Zibanejad drew the Sens even with a great finish from in close on the power play.
Both teams had chances to win the game in the final minutes of regulation and in overtime but Lundqvist and Bishop stood tall. Ben Bishop was solid in the shootout and Kaspars Daugavins scored the shootout winner and the Senators picked up another crucial two points.
You have to love the fight this team is showing right now.
Jakob Silfverberg, who has looked better and better with each passing game, scored the other Ottawa goal as he roofed a vicious backhand over the glove of Henrik Lundqvist. This was certainly SIlfverberg's best game of the season.
You obviously don't want to speculate but watching Craig Anderson get carried off the ice you can't help but think the worst. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to hear more on the severity but the fact that it's his ankle and not knee has to be considered good news. The "day to day" diagnosis is promising too.
In the meantime, the Senators will likely recall the red hot Robin Lehner from Binghamton of the American Hockey League.
The Senators now get set for a Saturday night rematch with the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Place.