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The FullTilt writers give you their thoughts on round one, and what to expect in round two.
The New York Rangers, if you haven’t heard by now, are heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. After six intense and hard fought games against the Montreal Canadiens and their star goaltender Carey Price, the Rangers closed the series out and will now face the Ottawa Senators and star defensemen Erik Karlsson in the second round. You can view our second round preview here
. There are three storylines that make this Rangers/Senators matchup extremely intriguing. This is going to be a fun one.
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The Rangers are on their way to round 2 of these NHL playoffs by taking Atlantic Division winner, Montreal. They did so by being physical and using their speed in perfect balance. When there were breakdowns, Henrik Lundqvist was simply phenomenal. Read more
The Bell Centre is a madhouse at puck drop. After a first shift of Montreal applying some pressure, the Rangers second shift sees Nick Holden work a slick pass play on a 2 on 1 with Mats Zuccarello. Read more
Fast scores short-handed goal in first. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
What. A. Game. While the New York Rangers were on the money for all 60 minutes of Game 4, they did start out a little soft in Game 5. They finally picked up momentum in the third period and that overtime, just wow. Read more
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After an abysmal Game 3, I wasn’t sure what to expect coming into Game 4. Visions of last year’s slump in the first round kept clouding my vision, but I kept a positive outlook. The Rangers stepped it up from the moment the puck dropped in period one, and despite a few gaffes, played a good 60-minute game.
Here is my recap of the Rangers 3-2 win over the Penguins
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Here is my recap of the Rangers 4-3 win over the Flyers
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Here is my recap of the Rangers 6-3 loss to the Ducks
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Here is my recap of the Rangers 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes