With the loss, the Rangers are now 3-7 in playoff series against the Boston Bruins, including losses in four of the last five meetings dating back to 1958. This series is the first time the Blueshirts lost to the Bruins in five games. The Rangers are 8-17-1 in 26 postseason games in Boston.
Power Play Comes Alive
The Rangers tallied one goal on the power play in two opportunities in Game 5, and went 2-for-6 with the man advantage in the final two games of the series. Overall, the Rangers’ power play ranked second-worst in the playoffs at just 9.1 percent.
Black and Blue Rangers
As a team, the Rangers finished their playoff run second in the NHL in hits with 466, eight less than Boston. Overall, the Rangers had five players in the top-30 in that category, including Callahan, Boyle, Girardi, Michael Del Zotto and Pyatt.
The Blueshirts currently rank No. 1 in blocked shots with 249, which is 46 more than the Pittsburgh Penguins. Girardi currently ranks second in the NHL with 36 blocks, while Callahan leads all forwards with 23. Boyle is second among forwards with 18. In addition to those three, the Rangers have four others in the top-30, including McDonagh, Del Zotto, Anton Stralman and John Moore.