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8 tweets that defined Game 6 of the Sens-Rangers series

The Sens made history Tuesday night in New York with a nail-biter of a game that sent the Rangers packing and the boys in red and black to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2007.

Sens headed to Eastern Conference Finals after 4-2 win Tuesday at MSG

The Senators' Erik Karlsson, left, scored the winning goal Tuesday night against the New York Rangers. (Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators made history Tuesday night in New York with a nail-biter of a game that sent the Rangers packing and the boys in red and black to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2007.

Here are eight tweets that defined Game 6 at Madison Square Garden.

Mike Hoffman was first to score four minutes into the first period.

Craig Anderson's saves did not go unnoticed in the first period.

With just over five minutes left, Mark Stone snuck one past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, but it was challenged with an off-side call. After a review, the second goal of the game was in the clear for a Sens 2-0 lead.

In the middle of the second period former Sens player Mika Zibanejad put the Rangers back on the map with a goal, making it 2-1.

Sens fans now had something to worry about.

But leave it to Erik Karlsson — who carried on in Game 6 with two hairline fractures in his foot — to bring the Sens back to a two-point lead.

Going into the third period, palms began to get sweaty. And let's face it, the Sens game wasn't the only high-stakes drama playing out on TV Tuesday night.

Less than a minute into the third, and with the Eastern Conference Final on the horizon, the Rangers' Kreider put the Sens on notice with another goal.

With just seven seconds left in Game 6, Pageau put Sens fans worries to rest with an empty-netter.

Here's how Sens fans celebrated the winning goal on Sens Mile downtown.

For the third time in franchise history, the Sens are off the Eastern Conference Finals with the nation's capital cheering — and praying — for Stanley Cup glory. 

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