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The New York Rangers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cardiac Rangers Advance To East Finals To Face Lightning

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.

05/14/2015

Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes against Curtis Glencross of the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Keep Game 7 Magic Alive At MSG

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.

05/13/2015

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six

Capitals Winger Alex Ovechkin: Rangers Are ‘Afraid’ Of Us

“They’re afraid, because we’re big and strong and you can see how we score goals,” Ovechkin said. “We just put bodies in front of Lundqvist and it goes in.”

05/11/2015

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six

Alex Ovechkin Guarantees Capitals Will Beat Rangers In Game 7

“We’re going to come back and win the series,” Ovechkin told reporters. “We’re going to play our game, and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa.”

05/11/2015

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Troy Brouwer during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Verizon Center on May 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lundqvist Carries Rangers In Unforgettable Game 6 Performance

This is why King Henrik is paid the big bucks. He just continues to find new levels of concentration and coolness.

05/11/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers (c) celebrates his game winning goal at 9:37 of overtime against the Washington Capitals and is joined by Jesper Fast #19 (l) and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers #2 (r) in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Look To Fend Off Elimination Again Vs. Capitals

From two minutes away from elimination to two wins away from the Eastern Conference Finals, the Presidents’ Trophy winners are still very much alive in their second-round tilt with the Washington Capitals.

05/10/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers (c) celebrates his game winning goal at 9:37 of overtime against the Washington Capitals and is joined by Jesper Fast #19 (l) and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers #2 (r) in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Still Alive After OT Win In Game 5, Cut Caps Lead To 3-2

Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

05/08/2015

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals makes a save on Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Goal-Starved Rangers Looking To Stave Off Elimination In Game 5

Being on the brink is familiar territory for the Capitals and Rangers. The Caps have a history of being in position to advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and finding a way to squander it.

05/08/2015

The Rangers’ Rick Nash, center, puts a shot on goal during Game 4 of the second-round playoff series against the Capitals on May 6, 2015, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Friedman: Nash Simply Isn’t Getting It Done, So Stop Apologizing For Him

Losing in the second round would be really bad, but how the Blueshirts have gotten themselves into this predicament has been a lot worse.

05/07/2015

Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 2-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Irregular Rangers Just Need One Good Push

The Blueshirts are squeezing so hard, they’re on the verge of popping blood vessels.

05/07/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals and teammates surround Andre Burakovsky #65 after he scored the game-winning goal against the New York Rangers during the third period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 2-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Caps Edge Rangers To Take 3-1 Series Lead

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

05/07/2015

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots on Henrik Lundqvist in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Verizon Center on May 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Even Series In Crucial Game 4

Washington leads the best-of-seven series 2-1, in part because goalie Braden Holtby has allowed a total of four goals, one fewer than counterpart Henrik Lundqvist.

05/06/2015

Rick Nash is body checked by Brooks Orpik of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Verizon Center on May 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Fans, Don’t Point The Finger At Rick Nash

Rick Nash is an easy target. That will happen when you’ve scored five goals in 45 playoff games with the Rangers. But fans need to begin appreciating his all-around game.

05/05/2015

The Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 1-0. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Rangers On Short End Of Another Nail-Biter; Caps Lead Series 2-1

With Braden Holtby matching Henrik Lundqvist save for save, the Capitals are proving just as adept at this sort of tight, low-scoring hockey.

05/05/2015

Former Rangers captain Mark Messier (Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images), Washington's Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Sorry Rangers Fans, But Ovechkin-Messier Comparison Is Dead-On

Once the bitterness wears off, New York fans might realize that Game 1 should be remembered for the show put on by Ovi.

05/01/2015

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