The first period of Saturday’s New York Rangers-Ottawa Senators game was a pretty chaotic one thanks to a ridiculously fast pace that saw the teams trade scoring chances and Tanner Glass continuing to get under the skin of the Senators.
It also featured a two-minute stretch early in the game where the two teams combined for three goals.
It all started when Jesper Fast scored just under five minutes into the game to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead (seen in the video above).
That goal came just seconds after Chris Neil, making his first appearance of the playoffs, had attempted to get Glass to fight. Glass refused to get involved and the Rangers quickly struck first on the scoreboard (Glass would later draw a penalty when a frustrated Erik Karlsson elbowed him in the back of the head).
Then just one minute later Nick Holden scored his second goal in as many games to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead.
Just as the game appeared to be slipping away from the Senators, Mark Stone got them on the board one minute after Holden’s goal to cut the deficit to one.
The Senators had several chances later in the period to tie the game, but Henrik Lundqvist made a number of huge saves, including an incredible diving save that saw him go lunging across the goal crease.