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Second Round: Hurricanes come back to take Game One over Rangers 2-1 in overtime, Aho ties it late, Cole wins it, Chytil gets only goal, Good effort wasted

This one was tough. In the first game of the second round series, the Rangers dropped Game One to the Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime. Ian Cole scored the winner at 3:12 to help the Canes complete the comeback. They lead … Continue reading

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The Excitement Is Real

Who else can’t contain their excitement about tonight? It’s been a long time since this team played in the second round. Honestly, it feels like much longer than five years. So much changed since then. The Letter. The commitment to … Continue reading

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Second Round Preview: New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes

Two days after completing their latest come from behind win in spectacular fashion thanks to overtime hero Artemi Panarin, whose power play goal allowed the Rangers to rally from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Penguins, they now are preparing … Continue reading

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Seventh Heaven! Gutsy Rangers come back to stun Penguins 4-3 in overtime, Zibanejad ties it and Panarin wins the series, Shesterkin saves his best for last, Meet Hurricanes in Second Round

Improbable. Unthinkable. Incredible. Exhilarating. High Anxiety. That’s what comes to mind after a dramatic conclusion to a great series. In what amounted to a gutsy performance, the Never Say Die Rangers found a way to come back and stun the … Continue reading

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Tied Up! Kreider’s goal with 1:28 left in regulation gives Rangers an improbable 5-3 win over Penguins to take Game Six, Comeback kids force deciding seventh game, Zibanejad delivers and Shesterkin silences chants

It’s going seven! The best words when it comes to playoff hockey. The Rangers dug very deep to pull out a hard fought 5-3 win to take Game Six over the Penguins in enemy territory.  Chris Kreider stunned everyone when … Continue reading

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Heart and Guts shown by Rangers in 5-3 comeback win over Penguins to stay alive, Lafreniere, Chytil and Lindgren shine along with Kakko, Crosby leaves game after Trouba hit, Game Six on Friday

For the longest time, it looked they were dead. When Kris Letang converted a Evgeni Malkin feed off a two-on-one almost halfway through, the Rangers really looked finished. It’s hard enough to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. Trailing … Continue reading

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Do or Die tonight with season on the line

There’s no tomorrow. That’s a line from Rocky III. Apollo Creed’s words for Rocky as he trains for the rematch with Clubber Lang certainly apply to tonight’s game. It’s do or die. Facing playoff extinction following a nightmarish Game Four, … Continue reading

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A crushing loss: Rangers’ comeback falls short in 7-4 defeat to Pens, trail series two games to one, Shesterkin lifted, Missing Mika, Special Teams failure

This was a crusher. There’s no other way to put it. Despite a valiant effort to rally from a three-goal first period deficit with a great second period comeback, the Rangers lost Game Three to the Pens in tough fashion. … Continue reading

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Blueshirts can send message to banged up Pens by winning Game Three

The reality of tonight’s Game Three is that it’s a chance for the Rangers to send a message. Facing a banged up Pens who are being carried by one of the game’s greatest players in Sidney Crosby, they enter Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Rangers Tie Series: Shesterkin’s 39 saves the difference in a 5-2 win over Pens, Panarin and Vatrano combine for six points, Carter runs Igor, Goodrow week-to-week

They’ve waited five years and one day for this. A Rangers win in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They picked up their first postseason victory since May 4, 2017. Igor Shesterkin starred by making 39 saves on 41 shots to backstop … Continue reading

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