MONTREAL – The New York Rangers lost Game 2 of the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs 4-3 in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens to tie the series 1-1.
The Blueshirts have split the first two games of a playoff series in each of their last five playoff series, dating back to the start of the 2015 Playoffs. In addition, the Rangers have split the first two games in 10 of their last 14 playoff series, dating back to the start of the 2012 Playoffs. Entering the 2017 Playoffs, the Rangers posted a 6-3 series record in the last nine series in which they split the first two games.
Ashley Scharge reports.