3. Chris Kreider and Ryan McDonagh Give Us Hope

The 2015 playoffs started off with a bang as the Rangers ousted the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games.

Confidence was high and the Rangers were licking their chops as they once again would face their rival Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Those good feelings vanished in a four game span, and the Rangers were down three games to one in a scenario that is familiar to Ranger fans.

And it wasn’t looking any better for the Blueshirts in game 5 when the Captials held a 1-0 lead with only 1:41 remaining in the third period.

That is when Chris Kreider decided to take matters into his own hands:

Kreider’s late third period goal gave the Rangers and their fans hope, and Ryan McDonagh would make the magic stick in the first overtime:

I've been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals. E-mail me at: Chris.Wengert@elitesportsny.com