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Can the Rangers turn things around against Boston?

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03:07 PM ET 05.22 | Out-classed, out-hustled and out-played all night, the New York Rangers failed to deliver in a must-win Game 3 at home in The Garden on Tuesday night. In a blue collar, no-flash grind-it-out style of play, the Blueshirts just didn't have an answer for Boston's relentless attack that managed to take the crowd out of it early and had the MSG faithful eerily quiet all night. Even with another spectacular game by Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers were simply dominated from start to finish on the boards and in the offensive zone. The forecheck New York counted on all season and critical to keeping the puck in the Bruins defensive zone failed to deliver tonight and had Tortella's squad playing cat-and-mouse all night. New York's high-powered offense was once again non-existant, and without their offensive stars stepping up, they couldn't sustain any pressure on Tuukka Rask even after jumping out a 1-0 second period lead on Taylor Pyatt's first goal of the playoffs.

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Henrik Lundqvist, AP Photo/Seth Wenig Henrik Lundqvist, AP Photo/Seth Wenig
May 22, 2013  10:28 PM ET

No

May 22, 2013  11:07 PM ET

Nope.

May 22, 2013  11:08 PM ET

Sorry...can or will?

May 22, 2013  11:11 PM ET

No, you need to score goals to make a comeback.

May 22, 2013  11:59 PM ET

Fuhgeddaboutit.

May 23, 2013  12:48 AM ET

existent* If you're going to go cheap and fins some terrible blog to quote, at least make sure they're literate.

May 23, 2013  01:01 AM ET

Stupid story. You can count on one hand how many teams come back from 0-3 down. That saying it has happened. But....

May 23, 2013  01:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Stupid story. You can count on one hand how many teams come back from 0-3 down. That saying it has happened. But....

But it ain't gonna happen here, Bruins-Penguins up next. In the west? Not so clear, jump ball. Any predictions?

May 23, 2013  06:44 AM ET

It would only get Lundqvist more PO'ed in the next round.

May 23, 2013  07:18 AM ET

Now the Pens fans have to root that the Rangers win a game or 2 to extend the series and wear out the B's a little.

May 23, 2013  07:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Now the Pens fans have to root that the Rangers win a game or 2 to extend the series and wear out the B's a little.

Can't see that happening, unless Lundqvist finds his scoring touch

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May 23, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Can't see that happening, unless Lundqvist finds his scoring touch

+1

May 23, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Not if Torts keeps playing only 12 of 18 guys on his bench.....

May 23, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Now the Pens fans have to root that the Rangers win a game or 2 to extend the series and wear out the B's a little.

No one should be worn out this year....only played 48 games.....

May 23, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Now the Pens fans have to root that the Rangers win a game or 2 to extend the series and wear out the B's a little.

The Rags are looking a little worn out themselves.

May 23, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Rags are looking a little worn out themselves.

That's what happens when you play a short bench in the playoffs....

May 23, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Fuhgeddaboutit.

exactly. been the problem all year long.

May 23, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That's what happens when you play a short bench in the playoffs....

he needs to play everyone. That is what worked in the season

 
May 23, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Can't see that happening, unless Lundqvist finds his scoring touch

LOL - If he potted one then he'd want Gomez type money.

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