New York Rangers: Five reasons why the Rangers can win the series

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Apr 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates scoring a goal during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens in game four of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates scoring a goal during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens in game four of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

2.) Back At The Garden

The Rangers find themselves in a pickle down 2-0, but in the second round of the playoffs, the Garden Faithful will still be anxious to rock the joint heading into Game 3.

The Rangers killed off the narrative of their home playoff woes, taking care of the Canadiens in critical Games 4 and 6 last round. It’s now the Senators turn to play in a hostile environment. Fully expect the media to bring up Ottawa’s record at Madison Square Garden, but make no mistake, the regular season means nothing now.

The Rangers will still have to give the fans something to be rowdy about, but playing on home ice can only be a positive for the Rangers at this stage.