Two games into their second-round series, the New York Rangers find themselves down 2-0 once again.
After a Game 7 stunner to defeat the Washington Capitals, the Rangers looked to carry momentum into their series with the Boston Bruins. But once again, New York stumbled on the road and is now looking at another long series.
Though the Rangers have had significant success against the Bruins during the previous five seasons, they haven’t faced them in the playoffs in 40 years. And the Rangers have learned very quickly that their regular season accomplishments are moot come the postseason.
Their emotional victory over the Caps and comfort playing the B’s had many experts believing the Rangers could win this series. But, instead, the first two games have reminded the hockey world of all the troubles the Rangers still face.
Before the series shifts back to New York, we’ll highlight the five biggest takeaways the first two games have presented, and unfortunately for the Rangers, very few are positive.