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Turris completes rally as Ottawa ties series; Rangers' quick start for naught, lose in OT

OTTAWA -- Kyle Turris scored at 2:42 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, tying the Eastern Conference series at two games apiece.

Turris, acquired from Phoenix during the season, took a drop pass from Jim O'Brien and snapped a wrist shot past Henrik Lundqvist's glove from the left faceoff circle.

"We've got so much character in this room and that led us through," Turris said. "We rallied and tried to put pressure on them and chip away at their lead. It's exciting. It's a confidence builder."

Milan Michalek and Sergei Gonchar scored in the second period for the Senators to erase a 2-0 deficit, and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots.

"It's frustrating to lose in overtime, but there were some good things," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "I think we still need some more guys involved, but it was two overtimes, the series is 2-2 and we're going back home."

Anton Stralman and Ryan Callahan had power-plays goals early in the first period for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist finished with 28 saves but fell to 1-7 lifetime in overtime playoff games. The Senators also won Game Two in overtime on Chris Neil's goal.

"We've had good starts and they're a good team, but we just need to find a way to win in overtime," Rangers defenseman Marc Staal said.

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Canucks top Kings

LOS ANGELES -- Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa scored in the second period and Henrik Sedin scored on a power play in the third as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to stay alive by beating the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1.

The Kings now hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

With the score 2-1 in the second, Canucks goalie Cory Schneider stopped Dustin Brown on a penalty shot, which came with the Kings short-handed. Shortly after, Sedin gave Vancouver a two-goal lead.

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Torres suspended

CHICAGO -- Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for a hit that knocked Chicago's Marian Hossa out of Game Three in the teams' opening-round playoff series.

Torres faces a Friday hearing with NHL officials in New York. The hearing was planned for Wednesday but was deferred at the request of the player and NHL Players' Association. For the league to hand down a suspension of longer than five games, a player must be given a hearing.

The team has not said if Hossa, who led the Blackhawks with 77 points, will return. Phoenix leads the series, 2-1, with Game Four in Chicago tonight (8 p.m., CNBC).

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Tonight's games

*The Washington Capitals say they "disagree with the NHL's decision to suspend" center Nicklas Backstrom for Game Four (7:30 p.m., NBCSN) of Washington's first-round playoff series, which the Boston Bruins lead, 2-1.

*St. Louis enters tonight with a 2-1 series lead over San Jose in large part because it has scored five power-play goals (10:30, NBCSN). The Sharks are 2 for 11 on the power play.

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