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Dan Girardi checks Cedric Paquette of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: With ‘D’ On Cruise Control, Rangers Poised For Another Cup Final

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.

05/27/2015

Derick Brassard scores a goal against Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 26, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Brassard, Lundqvist Lead The Way As Rangers Force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the Rangers, this time on the road against the Lightning.

05/27/2015

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault speaks to his team during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: History Screams Rangers Will Find A Way To At Least Send This 7

It would be a disservice to the New York Rangers and fellow fans of the Blueshirts to listen to the rumbling in my gut that tells me my favorite hockey team has exhausted its nine lives.

05/26/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Five

Stamkos, Lightning Determined To Finish Resilient Rangers For Good

After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.

05/26/2015

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault speaks to his team during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Counting On Another Rally With Backs Against The Wall

The Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa.

05/26/2015

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, center, makes a save against the Rangers during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Better Man Up With The Man Advantage Immediately

The Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Rangers to the brink of extinction by beating them at their own game.

05/25/2015

New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning

Scrutiny Shifts To Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop For Game 5 Of Rangers Series

Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

05/24/2015

The Rangers' Rick Nash, left, scores a goal during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Amalie Arena on May 22, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Goats Turn Into Heroes As Lundqvist, Nash And St. Louis Power Rangers To Game 4 Rout

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/22/2015

Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 22, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Need To Get Back To Basics To Make This A Series

While the Blueshirts possess a good amount of team speed and skill, they do not have the firepower necessary to beat the Lightning skill for skill.

05/22/2015

Cam Talbot (L) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault: No, King Henrik Isn’t Heading To Bench

Henrik Lundqvist was being hailed a hero just last week. It’s been a different story lately.

05/22/2015

Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning shoots the puck against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers Searching For Answers Against Lightning

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.

05/22/2015

New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

Lightning Taking Extreme Measures To Keep Strong Home-Ice Advantage

The Lightning are doing whatever it takes to make Amalie Arena a difficult place for opponents to play.

05/21/2015

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning scores a goal in the first period against Henrik Lundqvist during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Fall Victim To Same Mistakes In Game 3

Sure, Henrik Lundqvist surrendered six goals for the second straight game … but how many were truly his fault?

05/21/2015

Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against Henrik Lundqvist during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Takes Blame For Rangers’ Woes: ‘I Have To Be Better’

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.

05/21/2015

Ondrej Palat celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kucherov, Lightning Beat Rangers In OT, Snag 2-1 Series Lead

Nikita Kucherov scored 3:33 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/21/2015

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