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After the emotional Game 4 victory at the Igloo, Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers will look to finish off the Penguins at MSG on Friday.

By Robby Sabo

As all New York Rangers watched Game 4 Wednesday night, hair was being pulled out for most of the first period. We wondered, could these Rangers ever put a team away in a series?

New York hasn’t finished off a series in less than six games since they disposed of the New Jersey Devils back in 2008.

Every winning series has been in six games (once), or a gut-wrenching seven game affair (five times). They seemingly love to make our lives miserable.

However, after that dreadful first period – for which head coach Alain Vigneault laid into his team for a lackluster effort – the Rangers came out buzzing and owned the play the rest of the way.

When rookie Kevin Hayes buried the game-winner, Game 5 at Madison Square Garden suddenly became the burial game for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]