Rangers Get First Game 7 Road Win

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First Game 7 Win on the Road

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The Rangers will face the Boston Bruins in the playoffs for the first time since 1973, a series the Rangers won, 4-1. All-time, the Rangers are 3-6 against the Bruins, including two losses in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1929 and 1972.

The Rangers were 2-1 against the Bruins this season, with Lundqvist starting each game. He is 21-7-2 with a 1.67 goals against average and a .943 save percentage against Boston for his career.

First Game 7 Win on the Road

For the first time in their 87-year history, the Rangers won a Game 7 on the road. Last night’s 5-0 win was the team’s largest margin of victory in 11 Game Sevens, as well as the first time they won via a shutout.

Last night was just the eighth Game 7 shutout by a road team in NHL history.

Final Game Success

The Rangers are 6-5 all-time in the seventh game of a playoff series, including a 6-1 record since 1992.

Come From Behind Rangers

This series with the Washington Capitals marked just the second time the Rangers have overcome an 0-2 deficit to win the series, with the previous time coming in 1996 against the Montreal Canadiens.

This marks the second consecutive season the Blueshirts have overcame a 3-2 series deficit in the opening round of the playoffs. Overall, they’ve done it three times, with the first coming in 1994 against the New Jersey Devils.

One For the Road

The Rangers became just the third road team to win a Game 7 on the road since after the home team won each of the first six games in the series since 1994. The last team to do so was the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.

Shipping Up to Boston

The Rangers will face the Boston Bruins in the playoffs for the first time since 1973, a series the Rangers won, 4-1. All-time, the Rangers are 3-6 against the Bruins, including two losses in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1929 and 1972.

The Rangers were 2-1 against the Bruins this season, with Lundqvist starting each game. He is 21-7-2 with a 1.67 goals against average and a .943 save percentage against Boston for his career.