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Steven Stamkos on the Rangers Game 7 success

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The New York Rangers have never played the Tampa Bay Lightning in a Game 7. They had never played the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL playoff game before this season as well. Certain media types had come to the conclusion to expect a cake walk for New York, especially after Game 1. What to conclude on that renders the Rangers mystique and even Captain Steven Stamkos remarks moot is this: This is a one-game playoff now. One game. One result. While the Rangers have played the Lightning before, they've shown themselves to be as inconsistent with results as the Lightning have.