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New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins takes place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs conference semifinals on Tuesday night, with the Rangers 2-0 down coming into Game 3 at Madison Square Garden. The game is scheduled to start at 7.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Some are already beginning to write off the Rangers after they've fallen 2-0 down, however, others point out that this is not an unfamiliar situation for New York. In the last round they were also 2-0 down in their postseason series, but they came back and turned things around.
In that last round they were written off, being two games down, but then they headed to Madison Square Garden in Game 3 and the turnaround begun. Now again they will have to try and win four of the next five games to make their way to the conference final.
However, their confidence could have been knocked after they played arguably their worst game of the postseason on Sunday. In game 2 they were swept aside 5-2 by the Bruins who were largely superior in every area of the game. Both in offense and defense the Rangers were left lacking, and they leaked five goals at the back.
If they cannot turn things around immediately then they will be put on the brink, and they cannot afford to fall 3-0 behind if they realistically want to keep their conference dreams alive.
It will have given the Rangers confidence that the Bruins almost gave up a 3-1 lead in the last round, only just managing to hold on to make it through to the semifinals.
New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins is scheduled to start at 7.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.