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NHL Playoffs 2012: Some Disappointing New York Rangers Playoff Stats

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers leaves the ice following a defeat against the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City.  The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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James Wrabel, Jr.Correspondent IIOctober 19, 2016

If you're a fan of the Broadway Blueshirts, last night's 3-2 OT loss in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to the Ottawa Senators must not sit well with you.

Unfortunately, I'm not here to make it any better.

Last night's overtime loss may bring back haunting memories, like the Game 4 double OT loss to the Washington Capitals in last year's playoffs, courtesy of a Marian Gaborik gaffe in front of Henrik Lundqvist that Jason Chimera opportunistically cashed in on. In that same series, Alexander Semin won Game 1 in OT as well.

Noticing a pattern yet? John Buccigross of ESPN did:

6th consecutive defeat in playoff OT games for NYR, dating back to May 2007.  Longest losing streak of its kind in Rangers history #elias

— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) April 15, 2012

You would have to go all the way back to the 2006-07 playoff campaign in double OT of Game 3 against the Buffalo Sabres in the semifinals for the last Rangers' OT winner. That goal was scored by defenseman Michal Rosival.

With this year's series now tied 1-1 and heading back to Ottawa, the Rangers have some serious work left to be done. 

There's one more nugget Buccigross has to offer, though:

Rangers: still haven’t won back-to-back playoff games since 2009..Senators: Just 2nd win in last 12 Game 2s..

— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) April 15, 2012

Not good news, Rangers fans. 

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