GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Henrik Lundqvist told the New York Rangers before Game 4 Thursday that they weren't going to go out in a sweep.
"We worked for too long and too hard to go out in four straight," Lundqvist said.
He was right, but now they'll have to avoid going down in five to the Boston Bruins. The challenge remains just as daunting as it was when they trailed 3-0, except at least the Rangers are entering Game 5 Saturday at TD Garden (5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS) with some momentum and confidence after their 4-3, come-from-behind, overtime win in Game 4 Thursday.
"It's two teams that play pretty similar when both teams play at its best," Lundqvist said. "I think for a couple of games they were the better team, but for the second half [of Game 4], I thought we really turned the momentum and played a really strong game, so hopefully we can continue that."
For the Rangers to force a Game 6 back at Madison Square Garden on Monday, they're going to have to at least do these three things: