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RANGERS: LIGHTNING STRIKES AT MSG AGAIN – ENDS NYR SEASON

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Lightning: 12-8 (4-3)*
Rangers: 11-8 (3-4)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers recorded a single-game playoff-high 40 faceoff wins in the contest (40-for-64; 62.5%). Three Rangers who took at least six faceoffs in the game posted a faceoff win percentage of 80% or better in the game.
  • HITTING MACHINE – The Blueshirts were credited with 29 hits in the contest, as 12 different skaters registered at least one and three skaters tied for the game-high with five hits.
  • Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves in the contest. The Rangers’ all-time playoff wins and shutouts leader allowed two goals or fewer in 14 of 19 games in the 2015 Playoffs. As of the conclusion of the Eastern Conference Final, Lundqvist tied for second in the NHL in wins (11), tied for third in the NHL in GAA (2.11), and ranked fourth in SV% (.928) in the 2015 Playoffs. Lundqvist has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his eight career appearances in Game 7 of a playoff series.

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RANGERS: ONE MORE HILL TO CLIMB…

AND NOW… ANOTHER

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NEW YORK RANGERS -7 at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -3
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Rangers: 11-7 (3-3)*
Lightning: 11-8 (3-3)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

PICK SIX – The Rangers won Game 6 of a playoff series on the road when facing elimination for the second consecutive playoff series, and for the fourth time in franchise history (1994 Eastern Conference Final against New Jersey; 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Ottawa; 2015 Second Round against Washington). New York has won Game 6 of a playoff series on the road eight times in franchise history. The Rangers are the first NHL team that has won Game 6 on the road when facing elimination in two consecutive playoff series since the Capitals did so in 2009. Continue reading

RANGERS: FOUR WORDS – “WIN OR GO HOME”

Henrik Lundqvist    VERSUS    Ben Bishop

NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Rangers: 10-7 (2-3)
Lightning: 11-7 (3-2)

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers trail the best-of-seven series, three games to two, following Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory in Game 5 on Sunday, May 24 at Madison Square Garden.

Tonight’s contest is the Rangers’ 497th all-time playoff game. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 236-252-8 all-time record in the playoffs. Continue reading

RANGERS: LOSS TO BOLTS AT MSG PUTS NYR IN WIN OR GO HOME AGAIN

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Lightning: 11-7 (3-2)*
Rangers: 10-7 (2-3)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

TWO GOOD – The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of 17 playoff games this year, including 12 of the last 15 games. The Rangers rank third in the NHL – and lead all teams that have not been eliminated – in goals against per game (2.12) in the 2015 Playoffs.

SHUTTING THE DOOR – New York limited Tampa Bay to 22 shots on goal in the contest, which is tied for the fewest shots on goal the team has allowed in one game in the 2015 Playoffs. Continue reading

RANGERS: CONTROL OF THE SERIES AT STAKE AT MSG

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Lightning: 10-7 (2-2)
Rangers: 10-6 (2-2)

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece, following the Rangers’ 5-1 victory in Game 4 on Friday, May 22 in Tampa Bay.

Tonight’s contest is the Rangers’ 496th all-time playoff game. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 236-251-8 all-time record in the playoffs. Continue reading

RANGERS: AS CLOSE TO A MUST-WIN GAME (WITHOUT BEING ONE) AS THEY GET

Henrik-Lundqvist    VERSUS    Ben Bishop

NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Rangers: 9-6 (1-2)*
Lightning: 10-6 (2-1)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow, May 22, at Amalie Arena (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers trail the best-of-seven series, two games to one, following Tampa Bay’s 6-5 overtime victory in Game 3 on Wednesday, May 20 in Tampa Bay.

Tonight’s contest is the Rangers’ 495th all-time playoff game. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 235-251-8 all-time record in the playoffs. Continue reading

RANGERS: LETTERMAN FINALE NOT THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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NEW YORK RANGERS -5 at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -6 (OT)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Rangers: 9-6 (1-2)*
Lightning: 10-6 (2-1)*

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

HIGH FIVE – The Rangers tallied five goals in the contest, which is the most they have recorded in one playoff game this year. New York has tallied nine goals in its last two road games, and has recorded four or more goals in each of the two contests. The Blueshirts have registered at least four goals in two consecutive playoff road games for the first time since the 2008 Playoffs (Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against New Jersey and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Pittsburgh). Continue reading