NEW YORK — Oscar Lindberg scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves and the New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

Chris Kreider and Nick Holden also scored and Tanner Glass added two assists for the Rangers, who have won four consecutive home games this postseason.

Kyle Turris scored for Ottawa, and Craig Anderson made 17 saves before being replaced by Mike Condon for the third period. Condon finished with nine stops.

Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson also left the game after the second period because of an injury. Karlsson played during the first round with two microfractures in one of his feet from blocking a shot late in the regular season.

Game 5 is Saturday at Ottawa.

Lundqvist has stopped 48 of his last 50 shots after allowing six goals in the Senators’ double-overtime win in Game 2.

Lindberg scored both of the Rangers’ second-period goals. Glass, playing his second consecutive game, blocked Ben Harpur’s shot and Michael Grabner grabbed the loose puck and broke in with Lindberg, who scored on a one-timer at 2:01.

Glass also helped set up Lindberg’s next goal. He outworked Senators defenseman Cody Ceci for the puck behind the Ottawa net and sent it to the boards. J.T. Miller grabbed the loose puck and passed to Lindberg at the point for a goal that made it 3-0.

Lindberg also scored the Rangers’ final goal in their Game 3 win.


PENGUINS: Captain Sidney Crosby is skating again, but Coach Mike Sullivan provided no update on when his star will be ready to return from a concussion.

Crosby sat out Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday against Washington. He was diagnosed with his second concussion of the season after taking a cross-check in the head from defenseman Matt Niskanen in Game 3.

The Penguins, who lead the series 3-1, had a day off Thursday, but several players gathered at the team’s practice facility.

Sullivan said Crosby “is in the process of rehabbing” but declined to answer when asked if there’s a chance the two-time MVP will play in Washington on Saturday.