Trivia Time: Rangers Playoff Comebacks

Posted: April 25, 2012 by Keith Stone in hockey, NHL, trivia
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With Monday’s 3-2 win in Ottawa, the Rangers sent their first-round playoff series against the Senators back to the Garden for Game 7. Not surprisingly, the Blueshirts don’t have the most prestigious playoff history. In fact, they’ve only come back one time from a 3-2 series deficit, the hole they’re trying to emerge from Thursday Night. That’s what happens when you go 54 years without winning the Stanley Cup. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and the refs will still probably call you for roughing. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

What is the only playoff series the Rangers have won after being down 3-2? (and a hint: it is not the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Maroons)

Answer: 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. After going down 3-2 against the Devils, the Rangers won two straight games including Messier’s guaranteed victory in New Jersey and Stephane Matteau’s double-overtime game-winner to send the Rangers to the Finals.

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