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Rangers Exile Islanders in Six
1st Round Recap
April 29, 2013


Henrik Lundqvist came up big against the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the playoffs.

It took six games but the New York Rangers eliminated arch-rivals New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2013 NHL playoffs. Henrik Lundqvist was the star of the series, posting three shutouts in six games, and only allowing five goals agains the opposition. However, it wasn't all happy in the series, as the Rangers had some major trouble scoring in the beginning of the series. "We weren't playing out game" said Captain Ryan Callahan. "We weren't going deep, playing a hard forecheck, and we weren't dumping the puck. But coach reeled us in and we finally were playing well at the end of the series. And as you can see, we dominated when we played our game."

Another player that came up big was defenseman Marc Staal. Staal had 30 hits combined in the series, which was the team best. He also blocked a ton of shots. It may not have had shown up on the scoreboard, but it definitely showed in the locker after the game(s), as many players gave him a pat on the back for his hard work.

Game One: 2-1 L
Game Two: 3-0 W
Game Three: 0-2 L
Game Four: 2-0 W
Game Five: 5-1 W
Game Six: 5-0 W


The Rangers will face the fourth-seeded Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.



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