First Strike Capability: The Rangers face elimination heading into Friday's Game 6. A key for New York this postseason has been scoring first. From Elias: Starting with Game 7 against Ottawa, the Rangers have won all seven games in which they scored first and lost all six games in which their opponent scored first. The Rangers have scored only four first-period goals in their last 15 games.
7dScott Burnside and Craig Custance