Rangers hope to close out opening round

The New York Rangers will have a chance to close out the opening round of the playoffs tonight at Madison Square Garden.



The Blueshirts gained a 3-1 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday after Kevin Hayes netted his first playoff goal in overtime.



Last year, the Rangers were down 3-1 to the Penguins before rallying with three straight wins to gain a berth to the conference finals.



The game begins at 7 p.m.


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