1. 2015 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7
Up until this game, the New York Rangers had been cash money in elimination games, especially Game 7’s.
It was a a match-up between the Rangers and the Rangers-South (Tampa Bay Lightning).
Old friends (Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, and Anton Stralman) were now hoping to bump the Rangers out of the playoffs.
The series itself had become wildly unpredictable. Two of the seven games were decided by a one goal margin while the rest were basically blowouts.
If you’re someone who believes that momentum is a myth, this series would back up your claim.
The Rangers entered Game 7 having just beat up on Tampa Bay by a score of 7-3 in Game 6.
The Rangers had the “momentum”, Madison Square Garden was rockin’, and the Rangers hadn’t lost a Game 7 in years.
But what came next was simply mind boggling.
The Rangers looked awful. The team came out flat and never picked up the pace.
In fact, the Rangers never really had a true scoring chance all evening and when it was all over, the Lightning would beat the Blueshirts by a score of 2-0 at MSG.
No one could figure out what happened that evening. For a team that had won the President’s Trophy just weeks earlier this result was shocking.
So what say you? What were the most painful losses of the past decade?