Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2 (OT)

March 13, 2003 at 10:03 PM
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OTTAWA, March 13 (UPI) -- Defenseman Wade Redden scored 94 seconds into overtime Thursday night as the Ottawa Senators extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 victory over the desperate New York Rangers.

Redden took a feed from Daniel Alfredsson and put a snap shot from the high slot past goaltender Mike Dunham for his ninth goal.

Alfredsson and Marian Hossa also scored for the Senators, who extended their lead for the Presidents' Trophy to three points over idle Dallas. They have won four straight at the Corel Centre and a franchise-best 27 at home this season.

Petr Nedved scored the equalizer with 5:16 left in regulation as the Rangers salvaged a point, crawling within three of the New York Islanders for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.

The Islanders had a late faceoff in Edmonton. They began the night three points ahead of ninth-place Montreal and four better than the Rangers, who will have played two more games than the Islanders by the end of the night.

If the Rangers make the playoffs, their likely first-round opponent would be Ottawa, which swept the four-game season series.

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