If you haven’t tuned into the hockey playoffs yet, you should probably get on that.
Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the Rangers and Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.
Momentum may look like it favors the Rangers after a huge Game 6 victory in Tampa, but it is a fickle ally. The game plan is what favors New York in Friday’s series-deciding matchup.
Need a big-game performance? Better call Brass, who has ignited the Rangers’ top line.
Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the Rangers, this time on the road against the Lightning.
The Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa.
Henrik Lundqvist seems baffled. The Rangers allowed 12 goals in losing their last two playoff games, and one of the NHL’s top goalies is at a loss to explain why. It has to change in Game 4 Friday night.
After splitting the first two games in New York, the Rangers talked about cleaning up mistakes — but it was more of the same in Game 3.
Resilience is key in the NHL playoffs. The Lightning showed it in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, and now it’s the Rangers’ turn to respond yet again.
In the conference finals, Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi have drawn “The Triplets,” instead of the Lightning’s more well-known line featuring star Steven Stamkos. Scratching your head? Don’t.
The Bolts dominated the Rangers during the regular season. But that was a long time ago. Let’s take a look at both teams heading into the Eastern Conference finals.
Ordinary clubs crumble when their backs are pressed against the wall. Not the panic-less Rangers. They chip away.
I don’t care that the Lightning swept their season series against New York. Wasn’t that like … five months ago?
It would seem there are two certainties ahead for the Rangers. First, they will see some very familiar faces in the lineup of their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals. Second, they will play lots of one-goal games.
The Rangers have won their last five Game 7s dating to 2012, including a win in Pittsburgh last season that capped a rally from a 3-1 deficit.