The New York Rangers had a chance to get back into their semifinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4. After outshooting Pittsburgh in Game 3 by a wide margin, New York had every reason to be confident. The Rangers lost a game they could have won, but that happens in the playoffs sometimes.
Odds were against Marc-Andre Fleury pitching a third consecutive shutout, and the Rangers needed a must-win game effort to even things out before the series went back to Pittsburgh.
They came out completely flat and played their worst game of the series. Now the Penguins have a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the second consecutive season, and all they need to do is mimic the performance they had in Game 4.
All statistics appear courtesy of NHL.com and are accurate through Game 4 of the series.