Found April 10, 2012 on The Rangers Tribune:
The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators have never before met beyond regular season play, but that will change Thursday night at Madison Square Garden when the Blueshirts host the Sens in game one of the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. A top seed versus bottom seed match-up is often one that isn’t very difficult to predict before it begins, and the Rangers are arguably the favorites to come out of this series as winners, but there’s more to New York against Ottawa than just standings. The postseason brings along with it a clean slate, so it wouldn’t be fair to base this series on what’s already occurred.  While you can argue that’s beneficial for the Senators, it is also a plus for the Rangers as well. Ottawa took three of four from New York during the regular season, and two of those three were by a three-goal margin. The Rangers unquestionably struggled with the Senators this year, but again, it’s a whole new playing field come time for the playoffs.  That said, there ...
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