May 30, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period in game seven of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have had a flair for the dramatics this postseason. In the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins to win Game 7 in overtime.

In the second round, the Rangers faced the Carolina Hurricanes and once again were playing from behind. The home team won every game in the first six games, meaning the Rangers came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the series and then won Game 6 on Saturday to force Game 7 Monday night.

This time, the Rangers broke the “home team always wins” pattern and dominated in Raleigh. After going out to a 4-0 lead and keeping a shutout going until 12 minutes left in the third period, the Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 6-2 and will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Finals.

Many gave their thoughts about the game.

It would be easy to say that the back-to-back Stanley Cup champs, who have been resting up since the 23rd, will beat up on the Rangers but it’s not that simple. Sure, the Lightning will be competitive, but the Rangers are 3-0 against the Lightning in the regular season. And as we’ve seen already in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, never count out the New York Rangers.

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