Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 5/20/12
Here’s an interesting statistic for you: The Rangers are unbeaten in Games 1, 3, and 7 this postseason. They are a perfect 8-0 in those games. Another interesting stat: The Rangers haven’t won in Games 2 or 4 this postseason. They are a combined 0-6 in those games. Scary, right? In fact, the Rangers have never built a two game lead during these playoffs. The Blueshirts have a prime opportunity on Monday to take a two game lead against the Devils. With their 3-0 victory over the Devils yesterday, a win in which Henrik Lundqvist stole the show, the Rangers have now shut out the Devils by that margin twice in three games. Sure, the Devils may have dominated the game yesterday, but it was the Rangers who came out with the series lead, and the Rangers with an opportunity to make it a two game lead headed back to MSG. Why is a two game lead so important? Well, it takes the pressure off the team to constantly as if one bad bounce could end their season. And to be frank, the Rangers have ha...
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