The Rangers once again exceeded expectations. They matched the Hurricanes in the first three games of this second-round series while largely blunting Carolina’s well-documented, wild forecheck.
They’re still behind, of course, and need to hit the Garden Tuesday night for any credible chance of advancing to the Conference Finals and any hypothetical chance of doing to the Lightning what the Islanders couldn’t do in 2020 or 2021.
And if that turns into a homer streak, the Rangers will have to find a way in either Game 5 or Game 7 to break the Bruins against the Canucks in the 2011 Finals by winning Game 7 in Vancouver after the home clubs won the top six the series.
Blueshirts head coach Gerard Gallant even appeared to be predicting a Game 7 after Sunday’s 3-1 win. “We have four games left with these guys,” he said, referencing the post-buzzer nonsense initiated by Max Domi.
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