By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Not many expected the Rangers to be in the situation they are currently in, which is in a Game 7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match up against the eighth and lowest seeded playoff contenders: the Ottawa Senators. But that is exactly where they find themselves. One team will be going home tonight. And if it’s the Rangers, the season will be a disappointment.
Heading into this year’s first round playoff match ups, every fan base had their opinions of who they’d like their team to go up against. Much of their opinions were based on regular season play and historical success. In the case of the Rangers, many fans were wary of facing a Senators team that dominated the Rangers during the regular season.
Through four games during the season, the Senators owned the majority of play simply by dazzling with their speed and finesse. The Rangers, one of the most consistently sound defensive teams in the league, had oodles of trouble handli...