Rangers drop five on Bishop for third time in four games, force Game 7

By Adam Proteau

The Rangers have come back multiple times from 3-1 playoff series deficits in recent years – and after Tuesday's 7-3 romp over Tampa Bay, they've forced a Game 7. If the Lightning don't rediscover their defensive touch, they'll likely suffer an embarrassing series exit at the hands of New York on Friday. More

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