Game 2 between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators kicks off tonight, with the Sens looking to rebound from a 4-2 defeat by the hands of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference Thursday night.
For the Blueshirts, they should expect Ottawa to come out fierce in an effort to swing momentum in their favor and dictate the pace. To counter that, New York will simply have to play their game and establish their home ice.
However, here are three keys that are essential for the Rangers to head to Ottawa up 2-0 in the series.