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It's crunch time for the Rangers

New York must show its resolve in Game 2 or watch Cup hopes disappear

Updated: June 6, 2014, 7:45 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Remember when we told you that the New York Rangers needed to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals to have a legitimate shot at their first championship since 1994?

Never mind.

But for Saturday's Game 2, we really, really mean it: This is crunch time for the Rangers.

After losing Game 1 in overtime and being called out by head coach Alain Vigneault for a general lack of effort, the Rangers have no choice but to win Game 2. It's that simple.

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