May 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalkeeper Tuukka Rask (40) looks from behind New York Rangers forward Ryan Callahan (24) during a Rangers power play in the second period of game two of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Can New York Rangers defy odds against Boston Bruins?

Anybody who watched the New York Rangers game yesterday may have wanted to do one of the following:

– Gauge their eyes out.

– Scream at the top of their lungs (profanity included).

– Throw the closest solid object to them through their TV.

– Fly to Boston and re-create Herb Brooks’ dreaded “AGAIN!” practice after the game.

Shoot maybe you wanted to do all of the above.


Lets look at history. It’s not on the Rangers side. Although they did comeback from an 0-2 series deficit in round 1 against the Washington Capitals, not all teams are the same. As you go deeper in the playoffs the hill gets steeper to climb. The Rangers are 2-19 in series in which they went down 0-2 in the history of the franchise. To make it worse, no team in the history of the NHL has gone on to win round 2 when going down 0-2 in back to back series’. This team has a tough hill to climb, with that being said I am confident they will get a win in game 3. That’s all they should worry about right now, game 3. Not if they win game 3 or if they win game 4.


Another little history fact against the Rangers. If this series can go 7 games and the Rangers can again steal another series, they have more problems come the Eastern Conference Finals:

– No team has gone 7 games in the first two rounds and made it to the Stanley Cup.


Tomorrow night we see what this team is made of and if the home ice trend continues for them in the 2013 Playoffs.


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