Appearances are deceiving in Game 1 of Rangers-Pens series
PITTSBURGH -- When uberpest Sean Avery scored in the second period to give the New York Rangers a 3-0 lead in Friday's Game 1 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, the die seemed to be cast.
Not enough Marc-Andre Fleury, too much Henrik Lundqvist and far too much savvy on the New York bench to let this one get out of hand. This was going to be an emphatic reminder that the Penguins' first-round sweep of Ottawa meant nothing and the patient Rangers were about to teach them what it meant ...
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2008 NHL PLAYOFFS
We're down to the final eight teams as the battle for the Stanley Cup continues. Scott Burnside previews the second round:
• No. 1 Montreal vs. No. 6 Philadelphia
• No. 2 Pittsburgh vs. No. 5 N.Y. Rangers
• 2008 NHL playoffs index