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.
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.