Posted May 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
Nearly everything about the New York Rangers' Game 7 victory over the Washington Capitals was improbable, and yet the 5-0 drubbing they authored wasn't even the most surprising result of the night. No, that belonged to the Boston Bruins - the Rangers' next opponent in the NHL's Eastern Conference playoffs. On the karma scale, this matchup of Original Six teams is pretty much a dead heat as these classic clubs get set to meet in the postseason for the first time in 40 years. Heading into Monday's Game 7 between the Capitals and the Rangers, history certainly suggested it would be Washington's big night. The home team had won the first six games of the series, the Rangers had been 0-5 in road Game 7s, and only once had New York rallied to overcome an 0-2 series hole to advance. None of that mattered in the end as the Rangers got goals from five players - four of whom hadn't scored in the first six games - and Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in his second...
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