NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The last time the New York Rangers had a game to forget, they responded with five straight wins that put them on the cusp of the Stanley Cup finals.
They are still there, and the Montreal Canadiens aren’t going away without a fight.
New York needs one more victory to reach the championship round for the first time in 20 years. The Rangers know that Game 6 at home on Thursday is their best chance to get it.
They returned home from Montreal on Wednesday, one day after a wild 7-4 loss cut their series lead to 3-2. If New York doesn’t end it Thursday, the Rangers will have to go back to Montreal for a deciding Game 7.