It looked as if the Ottawa Senators were done, and they probably should have been done.

A second-period boarding major to Zenon Konopka, hotly disputed by the Senators, led to two power-play goals for the New York Rangers.

A giveaway early in the third by Jared Cowen led to a goal by Marian Gaborik and a 3-1 Rangers lead.

Another third-period giveway led to Brad Richards' second goal of the game and a 4-1 lead. It should have been lights out.

However, making their third comeback in a week, the Senators surged with three unanswered goals in the third period — two by Jason Spezza and one by Milan Michalek — to tie the game, and then Michalek scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Senators a 5-4 victory.

It might have come with a cost, though.

Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson left the game after an illegal check to the head by the Rangers' Wojtek Wolski at 12:09 of the third period. Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean said after the game that there was no update on Alfredsson and that he would be evaluated at home.