The Rangers are happy to have home-ice advantage for the series finale Thursday at Madison Square Garden, but the World's Most Famous Arena has not been such a hostile place for the eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa has won two of three games this series at MSG, as well of both road games against the Rangers during the regular season.
"I think it gives us confidence, for sure. We've won here lots of times" said Senators coach Paul MacLean after Thursday's morning skate. "Our players enjoy coming to New York City, they enjoy playing here and we just have to do it one more time."
Said captain Daniel Alfredsson:
"We feel we can play good in this building, no question. We all know it's going to take a great effort from everybody to win tonight, but like I said, just go out, everything's on the line and we'll see who can grab it."
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Both Zenon Konopka and Matt Carkner, who did not practice with the team Wednesday, are available to play according to MacLean.