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Conference Finals Game Six: Send it back to New York

Another day, another elimination game for the Rangers. This seems to be the status-quo recently. Henrik Lundqvist is 12-3 in elimination games, but the Bolts are probably the best overall team he’s faced in an elimination game since the Kings last year. The Bolts are without Cedric Paquette tonight, so maybe that will help. Then again, it’s been the top-six that…

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'what's the third round, Keith?'

Conference Finals Game Five: Take the lead at home

The Rangers got back to basics on Friday night, limiting the Bolts to one goal after allowing six in two straight losses. With the series tied at two, Game Five has become pivotal. A win for the Bolts means heading home with a chance to close it out. A win for the Rangers means all the pressure is on a…

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Conference Finals Game Four: Split in Tampa

After two straight games of giving up six goals to a potent Tampa Bay Lightning squad, the Rangers are in desperate need to even the series before heading back to New York. The Bolts won in overtime in Game 3 after the Rangers came back to tie the game twice. The game was an extreme disappointment for the Rangers, who…

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Conference Finals Game Three: Rebound after embarrassment

The Lightning embarrassed the Rangers in Game Two on Monday night, taking advantage of stupid penalties and bad defense to the tune of a 6-2 demolition. Tonight is a new night, and the Rangers will look to rebound and regain the series lead. New York was probably better off getting blown out on Monday, as it forced a mental reset…

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Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Conference Finals Game One: Start the series off right

The New York Rangers came roaring back last round, erasing a 3-1 deficit to beat the Capitals on Derek Stepan’s overtime winner. Now they have the Tampa Bay Lightning, a matchup not many New Yorkers wanted to see. Tampa is quick, talented, and deep. They have great goaltending, and their overall team defense is solid (but not deep). They have the…

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Metro Division Finals Game Seven: One game to decide it all

The Rangers have not made it easy on us, but they have fought back to take this series to a seventh game. Down 3-1 in the series and 1-0 in Game Five, Chris Kreider scored with 1:41 remaining in the third before Ryan McDonagh sent the fans home happy. In Game Six, the Rangers had a 4-1 lead in the…

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Metro Division Finals Game Six: Send it back to New York

The Rangers forced Game Six on Friday night, with Chris Kreider tying the game late and Ryan McDonagh scoring the overtime winner. The Blueshirts have another do or die game tonight in Washington, needing a win to send it back to New York. That, of course, is no easy task, but this team has shown they can come from behind…

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Metro Division Finals Game Five: Stay alive

Quick note: I won’t be making GIFs or doing a goal breakdown tonight. I have plans and can’t watch this game. Thank you NHL scheduling. They should contact me next time. This is it for the New York Rangers. It’s do or die. Down 3-1 to the Washington Capitals, despite dominating the puck possession game, the Rangers need to find…

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Metro Division Finals Game Four: Even the series

Braden Holtby has been the story for the Washington Capitals, outdueling Henrik Lundqvist throughout the series –a difficult task– and stealing Game Three for Washington. The New York Rangers now need a win to avoid getting into a 3-1 hole. They came back from 3-1 once last year, but these Caps are different from last year’s Pens. Kevin did a…

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Metro Division Finals Game Three: Best of five

A strong first period, complete with stretch passes and a competent forecheck, helped the Rangers even the series on Saturday afternoon. Now the series shifts to Washington for Games Three and Four, and the Blueshirts find themselves in a familiar situation. Heading away from home with the series tied. This happened last round, and the Rangers won three in a row…

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