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NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers came up short in their first shot at clinching a playoff berth. Shawne Merriman Jersey Retro . The Ottawa Senators bounced back from a humbling loss and gave their flickering post-season chances a slight spark. When all was said and done Saturday night, the Senators skated off with a 3-2 win at Madison Square Garden that boosted their hopes and delayed any celebration for the host Rangers. "Were just trying to win games," said Senators captain Jason Spezza, whose second-period goal was the winner. "Were trying to build some momentum, win games and play right. "If were winning games, it will be a more enjoyable end of the season." The Senators shook off a 7-4 loss to Montreal on Friday when a 3-0 lead was wiped out by seven straight goals against them. Ottawa is five points behind the second wild card in the Eastern Conference, but the Senators will have to jump over four teams with only four games left to get into the playoffs. "We wanted to have a response just for the morale of the group," Spezza said. "We know its been a disappointing year, we know that we havent reached expectations, but we still have these games left to play so we want to win them." Robin Lehner made 41 saves and held off a furious late push by the Rangers, who still need one point to secure a playoff spot. They could qualify before their next game if New Jersey loses to Calgary on Monday. The Rangers will host Carolina on Tuesday. "We are still in a good spot," defenceman Dan Girardi said. "Its in our hands to get that win in our next game, and hopefully secure home ice in the first round." New York, with three games remaining, would get that if it keeps its hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division over Philadelphia, which lost at Boston on Saturday. The Flyers trail by four points with five games left. The Rangers, back home after a 2-1-1 Western road trip, started slowly and trailed 2-0 in the first period. Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad put Ottawa in front, and Spezza made it 3-1 in the second. Mats Zuccarello deflected in two goals in the second to bring the Rangers within a goal each time. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves. "I hope our mindset is not to clinch. Its about getting the home advantage," Lundqvist said. "Id rather look ahead than behind me." Ottawa grabbed the lead with 7:15 left in the first off a rush. Clarke McArthur made a pass from the left circle to Stone, who gathered the puck on the inside edge of the right circle and snapped a shot past Lundqvist for his third goal of the season and second in seven games. Less than a minute later, Carl Hagelin had two prime scoring chances near the left post, but was denied by Lehner and then again on the rebound. Rick Nash, who recorded seven shots, then had a breakaway chance, but his in-close stuff attempt was stopped by Lehner with 2:48 left in the first. "We won and Im happy," Lehner said. "(My teammates) were helping me with rebounds, and I saw most pucks. They had some good chances, but I think we played better." Ottawa turned the puck right around and made it 2-0 just 11 seconds later. Zack Smith won a faceoff in the Rangers zone back to Zibanejad, who worked his way into the slot and ripped a shot by Lundqvist for his 16th of the season and second in two nights. Martin St. Louis nearly got the Rangers on the board, but he was stopped on a partial breakaway by defenceman Erik Karlsson, less than a minute after Lundqvist sticked away Chris Neils hard drive. Rangers defenceman John Moore, in his second game following a six-game absence caused by a concussion, fired a hard, rising shot from the left point that sailed into traffic, struck Zuccarello and nestled in the net to make it 2-1 at 5:25. Ottawa restored its two-goal lead 3:02 later after the Rangers couldnt gain control of the puck. Karlsson ripped a drive from the centre of the blue line that disappeared in a huddle of bodies in the crease, but was then poked in by Spezza, who wasnt overly impressed by his 20th goal. "Its nice to get but its pretty insignificant, especially in a year where you dont make the playoffs," he said. New York cut its deficit back to a goal with 8:05 remaining in the second. Zuccarello swung the puck behind the net and around the boards to Marc Staal, who took a shot from above the left circle that Zuccarello deflected in for his 19th goal. The Rangers hurt their comeback chances in the final moments when they retaliated for what appeared to be a late hit by Neil on Staal. New York was short-handed for 2 minutes of the final 2:47. NOTES: Ottawa is 4-7-3 in the second of back-to-back games this season. ... Spezza has eight 20-goal seasons in the NHL. ... New York defenceman Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) missed his second straight game. Taylor Decker Jersey Retro . Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin broke the news that hes cleared for full activity moving forward. Buzz Sawyer Jersey Retro . The incident occurred at 6:28 of the first period in Anaheims 6-3 home win over Dallas on Sunday. Garbutt left the penalty box and skated at Penner before leaving his skates to deliver a check. MIAMI -- Entering Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies were 1-40 when trailing after eight innings. Make that 2-40 now. Tony Gwynn Jr. led off the ninth with a walk against Miami closer Steve Cishek and later scored, Ben Revere added the go-ahead run when Miami second baseman Donovan Solano bobbled a potential double-play grounder and the Phillies rallied past the Marlins 5-4 Thursday night to snap a six-game losing streak. "We basically took what they gave us," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "As they gave us bases our guys were alert and had the speed on the bases to get into scoring position and then it was just balls in play and avoiding strikeouts and making something happen." Revere had two hits for the Phillies, who won for the third time in 13 games. It was Reveres sixth multi-hit game in his last eight outings. It was back-and-forth all night, the last swing going Philadelphias way: The Marlins led 2-0, the Phillies went up 3-2 and the Marlins scored two in the eighth, grabbing a 4-3 lead on Jeff Bakers pinch-hit triple. But in the ninth, Cishek gave the Phillies a chance, and they took advantage. "I just made things more difficult than they needed to be," said Cishek, who was 18 for 19 in save chances entering Thursday. "And the end result kind of showed right there." Gwynn went to third on a single by Revere and wound up scoring the tying run on a grounder by Jimmy Rollins. Chase Utley then hit another grounder to Solano, who only had the play at first and allowed Revere to score easily. Marlins manager Mike Redmond didnt speculate about what Solanos bobble meant, saying the innings biggest mistake was the free pass Cishek (4-4) issued to Gwynn. "He walked the leadoff guy," Redmond said. "So after that, I dont think it matters." Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon got his 19th ssave in 21 chances. NFL Cheap Jerseys. . Jake Diekman (3-2) got the win despite a shaky eighth, giving up two runs and costing Philadelphia the lead. "Good thing is we didnt get swept, we were able to get a win," Gwynn said. "Hopefully it will propel us into some more. Getting swept is a bad feeling and then having to get on a plane after that is even worse." Marcell Ozuna had three hits and scored twice for Miami, and Christian Yelich also had a two-hit night for the Marlins. Casey McGehee extended his hit streak to 10 for Miami, reaching base for the 27th straight game. Cameron Rupp had a two-run, two-out, full-count double off Miami reliever Chris Hatcher to highlight Philadelphias three-run sixth. Rupp was batting .125 before his opposite-field hit sailed over Giancarlo Stantons head and off the right-field wall. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up six hits and struck out four in seven innings, leaving with a 3-2 lead. Marlins starter Brad Hand gave up three singles to open the sixth and was chased after 99 pitches, the fourth-most of his career. Hands sacrifice bunt -- his first RBI in nearly three years -- allowed Ozuna to score Miamis first run in the second. Ozuna singled and scored again in the fifth, Yelich driving him in that time for a 2-0 Miami lead. NOTES: Through two innings, Hand had thrown 47 pitches, Kendrick 20. ... The Phillies lead the season series 7-6. ... Nathan Eovaldi (5-3, 3.71) starts for Miami at St. Louis on Friday against Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.38). The Phillies will send Roberto Hernandez (3-7, 4.26) to the mound in Pittsburgh against Gerrit Cole (6-4, 4.02). ... Both teams have played 85 games this season. The Marlins were 32-53 at this point in 2013, the Phillies were 41-45. ... The wife of Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler gave birth to a daughter Thursday, Redmond said. ' ' '
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