Monday's NHL playoff action

The Coyotes clinched their first-round series with a 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks on April 23, and the Rangers forced a deciding Game 7 with their 3-2 victory over the Senators.

Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil fights New York Rangers' Brandon Prust, right, during the first period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Ottawa Senators' Jared Cowen hits New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan during the first period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series, in Ottawa, Ontario, on Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Phoenix Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks falls over Duncan Keith #2 next to David Schlemko #6 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Phoenix Coyotes v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 23: Rostislav Klesla #16 of the Phoenix Coyotes is helped off of the ice after suffering a head injury in the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Six

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 23: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers skates while being defended by Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 23, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 3-2. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Six

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 23: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal with teammates in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Ottawa Senators during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 23, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Senators 3-2. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Six

OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 23: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers stops the puck on an attempt by Nick Foligno #71 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Place on April 23, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)