The narrative of postseason hockey can change on a dime. Headed into the weekend, the Rangers had been on their heels, needing to discover a technique to pull out a win at Madison Sq. Backyard to maintain their hopes of advancing to the Jap Convention Ultimate alive. Now all the momentum within the collection is at their backs.
Tuesday night time’s 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes was arguably the most effective 60 minutes of hockey the Rangers have performed on this postseason. The facility play rolled. The highest three strains had been above-even in anticipated objectives share at five-on-five, per Pure Stat Trick. Igor Shesterkin, as typical, stopped nearly every thing in his path.
Now, because the collection turns into a best-of-three, the Rangers have to discover a technique to translate that to PNC Enviornment, which Carolina has changed into a fortress these playoffs, going undefeated at residence (coupled with a winless mark on the highway).
Right here’s how the Rangers can hold it rolling: