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New York Rangers Playoff History: 1996

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
In 1996, the Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals as the conference's No. 4 seed. The playoff run included a thrilling comeback from a 2-0 deficit against Montreal. That marked the only time in team history that the team had lost the opening two games of a playoff series they would end up winning.


Here is a summary look back at the Blueshirts' 1996 playoff run:

Totals Games: 11
Record: 5-6
Goals Scored: 31
Goals Against: 34
Defeated: Montreal
Eliminated by: Pittsburgh
Leading scorer: Mark Messier, 11 points
Most goals: Adam Graves, 7
Goaltenders: Mike Richter (started 11 games)

GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS:

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens
1 Apr. 16 Canadiens 2-3 L(OT)
2 Apr. 18 Canadiens 3-5 L
3 Apr. 21 at Canadiens 2-1 W
4 Apr. 23 at Canadiens 4-3 W
5 Apr. 26 Canadiens 3-2 W
6 Apr. 28 at Canadiens 5-3 W

Eastern Conference Semifinals: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
1 May 3 at Pittsburgh 3-4 L
2 May 5 at Pittsburgh 6-3 W
3 May 7 Pittsburgh 2-3 L
4 May 9 Pittsburgh 1-4 L
5 May 11 at Pittsburgh 3-7 L

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