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Game 2 Extra: Quotes, stats as NYR take 2-0 lead in ECF

Rick Nash #61 of the Rangers celebrates with

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Positive signs:

The Rangers are 10-6 in the playoffs, including 6-3 on the road. They are 10-2 all-time when winning the first two games of a seven-game playoff series, and 4-1 when winning the first two games of a seven-game playoff series on the road.

Wonder if Peter Budaj, who has blanked the Rangers twice in two seasons, starts in Game 3.

Some quotes that didn't make it to...

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The precarious state of the Rangers in crunch time

Rangers left wing Rick Nash looks on against

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Well, safe to say that in a season of hyperbole, Wednesday’s game is the biggest of the Rangers’ journey this year, which started with a long exhibition season away from home in Western Canada, and could end in Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Lady Gaga, the WNBA and the arena football guys have easier schedules, if you get my drift. Should the Rangers have dispatched the Flyers earlier to avoid...

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