It’s a Rangers-Bruins playoff series and that means it’s time for an email exchange with my former freshman roommate Mike Miccoli, who covers the Bruins for The Hockey Writers.
The Rangers won their first road Game 7 in franchise history and eliminated the Capitals thanks to five goals and a second consecutive shutout from Henrik Lundqvist.
Henrik Lundqvist put together the best performance of his career and the Rangers’ lone goal was the difference to force the series to a seventh game.
Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head again, but the Rangers lost Game 5 in Washington because of their inability to extend a lead or score more than one goal on the road.
The Rangers tied the series with the Capitals thanks to their second consecutive home win and four-goal game at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers took the must-win Game 3 from the Capitals 4-3, but they are faced with the same situation again in Game 4.
The Rangers lost 1-0 in Game 2 to the Capitals when Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head and the offense was absent yet again.
The Rangers lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to the Capitals after they once again had trouble scoring.
It’s the fourth Rangers-Capitals playoff series in five years and that calls for an email exchange with Kevin Klein of Japers’ Rink.
A look the major storylines around the Rangers from the first with help from The Newsroom.