New York Rangers: Five Reasons Why This Series Isn’t Over

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Apr 6, 2015; New York, NY, USA; The New York Rangers defensemen Keith Yandle and Ryan McDonagh (27) react to a game tying goal by center Derek Stepan (not pictured) late in the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jackets 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

2) Keith Yandle’s offensive presence

Keith Yandle, since joining the Rangers, has been a great addition to the team. He’s a great offensive defenseman, and has helped the Rangers offense significantly since joining the team from the Arizona Coyotes, in which Anthony Duclair and John Moore and a first-round draft pick were sent the other way. He is always on one of the two Power Play units at the point, usually with Ryan McDonagh, and the Rangers Power Play has certainly improved with him being on the ice.

Even though Yandle may have his drawbacks of turning the puck over every now and again, his presence, offensive threat, and ability to pick out a great pass has made the Rangers even more dangerous. He arguably played his best postseason game in Game Three against the Lightning where he was generating offensive chances regularly throughout the game.

Next: Reason Number Three