Hi, folks. It’s Joe Erwin getting things started today. Carp will be checking in later and will be posting throughout the game tonight.
By now you know the numbers: The Rangers have never won a Game 7 on the road, going 0-4. Their last Game 7 on the road was a 4-3 loss in Philly in 1974 to the Flyers, who went on to win the Cup. For road teams overall, though, the numbers aren’t awful. Since the NHL went to a best-of-seven format in 1939, the home team has won 78 of 123 times in Game 7. That means the road team has won 37 percent of the time.
The other piece of good news, as Carp pointed out today, is that as bad as the Rangers have played the last two games, they can erase it all with a win tonight.
So what do you think? Can the Rangers do this?