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

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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) and left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) during an overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

1.) No Strangers To Comebacks

In recent playoff runs, Rangers fans have seen their team do the improbable and stun the opposition. It’s in the team’s identity at this point, as history is bound to repeat itself.

2013: The Rangers come back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Washington Capitals in 7 games.

2014: Down 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Rangers rally and shock the hockey world.

2015: Down 3-1 to the Washington Capitals to only crush the Capitals’ souls in 7 games.

The common theme for all of those series is that Henrik Lundqvist kept his composure and stood tall. Players such as Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh played key roles in these underdog stories.

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Rangers fans are far too familiar with series comebacks to give up now. Each series listed above became increasingly more surprising when it came to the final result, it would only be fitting if this particular team confused and shocked us once again.