New York Rangers: 5 bold predictions for Eastern Conference Finals

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– Rangers lose special team battle

May 13, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) and defenseman Keith Yandle (93) celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals during overtime in game seven of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2 – 1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The power-play has been the most talked about thing for the Rangers throughout the postseason. One of the main reasons for the Rangers struggling to score has been because of their poor power-play.

In the playoffs, the Rangers have had the second-most power-play opportunities, but their success rate hasn’t been good. On 38 power-play chances, the Rangers have only score six power-play goals for a poor 15.8% success rate.

The Lightning have been on the most power-plays of any team in the playoffs with 50 chances. On those 50 chances, the Lightning have scored nine goals for a decent 18% power-play success rate.

The Rangers’ power-play did score in Game 7, but for the most part they have been very unsuccessful on the power-play. Special teams are a very important of the playoffs, and the Rangers need to play better on the power-play

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