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Rangers Look to Overcome Yet Another 3-2 Deficit

The Rangers find themselves down 3-2 in yet another best-of-seven series, and look to continue their improbable success in such situations. Of their last five times being down 3-2 in a playoff series dating back to the first round in 2012 against Ottawa, the Rangers have came back to win four of the series.

While its impressive that the Rangers have overcome such deficits at a high frequency in recent history, it would of course be more impressive if they were to not get in the deficits at all. But here we are.

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Rangers Look to Take 2-0 Series Lead for First Time in 2015

Up 1-0 for the third straight series, the Rangers look to take their first 2-0 series lead of the 2015 playoffs. Last year, the third time was the charm for the Rangers as they grabbed a 2-0 lead in the Conference Finals against Montreal after failing to do so against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The Rangers won game 1 by a 2-1 score after a fortunate bounce of Dom Moore’s knee. Though the game decider was fortunate, it was a strong overall game from the Rangers. They had a 54-37 edge in total shot attempts at 5-on-5, and an 18-13 edge in scoring chances.

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Rangers Aim to Take 3-1 Series Lead Back Home

The Rangers take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight for Game 4, playing for the opportunity to have three chances at closing out the series, including two at home (like the Penguins had last season).

No lineup changes are expected for the Rangers. Keith Yandle missed the morning skate, resting from a sickness, but will play tonight.

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Preview: Rangers Look to Take Commanding Lead Over Penguins

48 hours after winning Game 1, the Rangers will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Metropolitan Division Semi-Finals on Saturday night.

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Preview: Rangers Face Caps in Sunday Matinee

After losing 4-2 to the Bruins in Boston yesterday, the Rangers return home to face the Capitals, who also played yesterday and lost, falling 4-3 to the Nashville Predators in Washington. The Capitals currently hold a three point lead over the Bruins for the first wild card spot in the East, meaning that if the playoffs started today, the Rangers and Capitals would square off in a playoff series for the 5th time since the 2008-2009 season.

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Rangers Host Noted Jerks

The Rangers host the Kings tonight for the first time since Game 4 of last season’s Cup Finals.

The Kings recently got defenseman Alec Martinez back in their lineup. He scored a goal against the Rangers once, or something.

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