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Blueshirts are better on the brink

The Rangers staved off elimination and showed that desperation suits them best

Updated: June 13, 2014, 9:57 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Maybe at this point, the New York Rangers should just face it: Desperation suits them more than being front-runners. That has been the thread running through their wholly unpredicted postseason run to this point, through their cliffhanger, seven-game opening series against Philadelphia, their Martin St. Louis-inspired comeback from a 1-3 hole against Pittsburgh, and their dismissal of Montreal.

Then they couldn't beat this Los Angeles Kings team that swarmed into Madison Square ...

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