Updated 05/23/2012 05:16 PM
Rangers, Devils Vie For Playoff Series Lead
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As the New York Rangers play Game 5 with the New Jersey Devils in Madison Square Garden tonight, the Rangers hope to repeat what happened in the fifth game of their previous round and take a commanding lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Blueshirts and Devs have each won two games apiece so far, after New Jersey won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals 4-1.
The puck drops at 8 p.m.
The Rangers split the first four games in both their first and second-round series. They're hoping that their experience in best-of-three scenarios works to their advantage in Round 3.
"We haven't had a chance to close out in that second game and get that two-game lead yet," said Ranger captain Ryan Callahan. "I guess a positive is we're used to this situation, we've been in it two other times. Like we said before, we have a best-of-three, two at home. We've been in it before and we know how to prepare for it."
Whoever wins tonight heads into Friday night's Game 6 in Newark with a chance to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings advanced last night by winning its series with Phoenix 4 games to 1.