The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators will play a decisive Game 7 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

The blue shirts used a three-goal second period to fight off elimination with a 3-2 win over the Senators in Ottawa. Rookie Chris Kreider scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal, after Brad Richards and Derek Stepan each beat Senators goalie Craig Anderson to give New York a 2-1 lead.

Chris Neal lit the lamp in the first period to give Ottawa the advantage, and Jason Spezza scored his third goal of the series with under a minute to play in regulation to make it a one score game. Spezza's score was reviewed as it appeared the puck was kicked into the net, but upheld by officials. The Rangers' defense was able to hold on and knot the series at 3-all.

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New York's Carl Hagelin returned to action after serving a three game suspension for an elbow to head of Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson, who suffered a concussion and has been out the last three games of the series as well.

The Rangers were without Brian Boyle who suffered a concussion in Saturday night's game after a huge hit from the Sens' Chris Neal.