The New York Rangers have played some sloppy hockey the last three games, but they still have a chance to turn things around. Well, unless you are Ken Campbell of The Hockey News who decided to craft an early eulogy for the Blueshirts.
Ultimately, the Rangers may have lost three games in a row, but as the old adage goes, “the fourth game is always the toughest to win." The Rangers are in a situation where they could force a series-tying game in New York if they win Game 5, and a win in Game 6 would force a toss-up in Game 7.
If the Rangers are going to stage a comeback—even though it seems unlikely at this point—they need to do the following things in an elimination Game 5.