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2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs proving no lead is safe

Postseason has seen teams come back from down multiple goals to win 14 times @NHL

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are proving once again that no lead is safe.

The Anaheim Ducks' 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday was their fourth after trailing by two or more goals and the 14th playoff game this season when a team has rallied from down multiple goals to win. That is one short of the playoff record of 15 that was set in 2014, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Here's a look back at the 14 multigoal comeback wins:

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Changes seem likely for Rangers core after playoff disappointment

New York 'shocked' to fall short of Stanley Cup again

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- There was irony to Thursday for the New York Rangers.

A year ago, the Rangers went out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a whimper, barely putting up a fight against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a five-game Eastern Conference First Round series. It was bad, but it didn't feel like their world was crashing around them.

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Rangers lamenting missed opportunity after elimination

Loss to Senators in second round leaves New York disappointed, frustrated

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The pain felt by the New York Rangers after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs was still evident Thursday.

New York lost 4-2 to the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 on Tuesday, the latest bitter end to a season for the Rangers, who have been a Cup contender for the past several seasons without winning a championship.

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Round 2

NHL LiveWire: Senators at Rangers, Game 6

Ottawa's Kyle Turris, New York's Derek Stepan, officials mic'd up in Eastern Conference Second Round @NHL

NHL LiveWire: OTT vs. NYR, Gm6

Sens, Rangers mic'd up for pivotal Game 6

Listen in as the Senators eliminate the Rangers in an exciting Game 6 battle in New York

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Each night through the second round, NHL LiveWire will take fans inside one Stanley Cup Playoff game.

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5 Reasons: Why Senators advanced

Play of defenseman Erik Karlsson, goalie Craig Anderson helped Ottawa defeat Rangers, reach conference final

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in their 25-year history with a 4-2 win in Game 6 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

The Senators played in the conference final against the New Jersey Devils in 2003, losing in seven games. They defeated the Buffalo Sabres in five games in 2007.

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Round 2

5 Reasons: Why Rangers were eliminated

Inability to hold late leads, slow start in Game 6 led to New York's defeat against Senators in second round

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

The New York Rangers were trying to make it back to the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four seasons. The Ottawa Senators wouldn't let it happen.

The Rangers lost in six games to the Senators in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round, dropping three games at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa before losing 4-2 in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

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Short Shifts

Senators fans politely celebrate moving on in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ottawa fans flood the streets, actually the sidewalks, after beating Rangers @NHL

In Ottawa, when that red light goes on, things get lit. But once it turns green again, everyone calms down to left traffic pass.

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Craig Anderson is 'wall' for Senators in Game 6

Makes 37 saves, including 14 in third period, to help eliminate Rangers

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher felt goaltender Craig Anderson had at least one more big performance in him prior to the conclusion of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the New York Rangers.

He was right.

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Senators eliminate Rangers, continue Cinderella playoff run

Chemistry, cohesiveness -- and Erik Karlsson -- help Ottawa advance to Eastern Conference Final

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- It is nearly impossible to predict the curves of an NHL season, the twists and turns and injuries, the adjustments and additions and the way things come together. Sometimes teams that were expected to be great, fail. Sometimes teams that were expected to be mediocre, soar.

Sometimes you are left shrugging, wondering how and why it all happened, even as you watched the chemistry and the cohesiveness of a team come together.

Such are the Ottawa Senators of 2016-17.

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Rangers can't overcome flat start, eliminated with Game 6 loss

Push in third period against Senators comes up short

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- It should never have come to this, to Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, to Game 6, to the brink of elimination and then -- poof! -- elimination. The New York Rangers never should have allowed this to happen.

"I think we kind of gave it away," forward Mats Zuccarello said.

They did. It's their fault. It might be a regret that lasts a lifetime.

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