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2014 NHL Quarterfinals round - Series 1230.
New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Schedule and 2013-14 Results
Regular Season Records: Pittsburgh 51-24-7=109pts, New York Rangers 45-31-6=96pts
Game 1 on Friday, 02 May: New York Rangers win at Pittsburgh, 3-goals-2 (OT)
Game 2 on Sunday, 04 May: New York Rangers lose at Pittsburgh, 3-goals-nil
Game 3 on Monday, 05 May: Pittsburgh wins at New York Rangers, 2-goals-nil
Game 4 on Wednesday, 07 May: Pittsburgh wins at New York Rangers, 4-goals-2
Game 5 on Friday, 09 May: New York Rangers win at Pittsburgh, 5-goals-1
Game 6 on Sunday, 11 May: Pittsburgh loses at New York Rangers, 3-goals-1
Game 7 on Tuesday, 13 May: New York Rangers win at Pittsburgh, 2-goals-1

SERIES NOTES:

After Game 7: The New York Rangers visited and bested the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-goals-1 to complete a 4-games-3 best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1230 victory. With the series 1230 win, the New York Rangers improve their best-of-7 NHL playoff series record to 29-37 overall and 11-13 in the Quarterfinals round. With the series 1230 loss, the Pittsburgh Penguins see their best-of-7 NHL playoff series record fall to 29-21 overall and 8-10 in the Quarterfinals round. The win order for the victorious New York Rangers in series 1230 was WLLLWWW: Series 1230 thus becomes the second NHL Quarterfinals-round series, the eighth NHL series (all rounds), and the 14th MLB/NBA/NHL series (all rounds) to follow that win order to completion. With the series 1230 Game 7 loss in Pittsburgh, the Penguins tie the NHL Washington Capitals for the worst MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 home field/court/ice Game 7 record at 2-7 (among teams with more than two home field/court/ice Game 7 decisions).

After Game 6: The New York Rangers hosted and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-goals-1 to tie best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1230 at 3-games-all. When tied 3-games-all in a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a Game 7 record of 7-6 (2-6 on home ice), while the New York Rangers have a Game 7 record of 7-5 (1-5 on road ice, with the sole win occurring in the last such series for the Rangers series 1190, over the Capitals in Washington in the 2013 NHL Preliminary round.) Ironically, with series 1230 Game 7 in Pittsburgh, the home ice Game 7 record of the New York Rangers (a perfect 6-0) is a home field/court/ice MLB/NBA/NHL-best, while the road ice Game 7 record of the Pittsburgh Penguins (a perfect 5-0) is a road field/court/ice MLB/NBA/NHL-best. Only one previous NHL Quarterfinals series had a win-site order of LWWWLL @ HHVVHV through six games (as posted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in series 1230): In series 833, the Colorado Avalanche posted a win-site order of LWWWLL @ HHVVHV through six games against the Los Angeles Kings Colorado won Game 7 at home, and proceeded to win the 2001 NHL championship.

After Game 5: The New York Rangers visited and bested the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-goals-1 to reduce the Pittsburgh Penguins best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL series 1230 lead to 3-games-2. When leading a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 3-games-2, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a series record of 10-6 and a Game 6 record of 9-7. When trailing a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 3-games-2, the New York Rangers have a series record of 3-17 (though 3-2 in their last five such series) and a Game 6 record of 6-14.

After Game 4: The Pittsburgh Penguins visited and defeated the New York Rangers 4-goals-2 to take a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1230 lead of 3-games-1. When leading a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 3-games-1, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a series record of 9-2 and a Game 5 record of 7-4. When trailing a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 3-games-1, the New York Rangers have a series record of 0-16 and a Game 5 record of 4-12 (with an active seven-Game 5 losing streak). Of the seven previous NHL teams to post a win-site order of LWWW@HHVV (as Pittsburgh has) in a best-of-7 Quarterfinals series, all seven won the series, and five of the seven (New York Islanders, 1982; Pittsburgh Penguins, 1991; Detroit Red Wings, 1998; Colorado Avalanche, 2001; Chicago Blackhawks, 2010) went on to win the NHL championship that year.

After Game 3: The Pittsburgh Penguins visited and shut out the New York Rangers 2-goals-nil to take a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1230 lead of 2-games-1. When leading a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 2-games-1, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a series record of 11-6 and a Game 4 record of 6-11. When trailing a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 2-games-1, the New York Rangers have a series record of 7-20 and a Game 4 record of 16-11. In the history of best-of-7 NHL playoff series, teams (such as the Pittsburgh Penguins) which lose Game 1 and then shut out their opponents in Games 2-3 have a series record of 3-0.

After Game 2: The Pittsburgh Penguins hosted and shut out the New York Rangers 3-goals-nil to knot best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1230 at 1-game-all. When tied 1-game-all in a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a series record of 11-11 and a Game 3 record of 13-9 (with an active five-Game 3 winning streak), while the New York Rangers have a series record of 16-15 and a Game 3 record of 15-16 (with an active four-Game 3 winning streak).

After Game 1: The New York Rangers visited and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-goals-2 in overtime to take a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1230 lead of 1-game-nil. When leading a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1-game-nil, the New York Rangers have a series record of 19-11 and a Game 2 record of 12-18 (with an active four-Game 2 losing streak). When trailing a best-of-7 MLB/NBA/NHL playoff series 1-game-nil, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a series record of 12-13 and a Game 2 record of 13-12.

Pre-series assessment: In the 2013-14 NHL regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins finished 13 points ahead of the New York Rangers. From 1939 through the 2014 NHL Preliminary round, when NHL teams led their best-of-7 playoff series opponents by 13 regular-season points, they have posted a 12-9 (.571) best-of-7 playoff series record in those series against those opponents. MLB/NBA/NHL best-of-7 playoff series 1230 is the 50th best-of-7 NHL playoff series for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the 66th for the New York Rangers. In best-of-7 NHL playoff series, the Pittsburgh Penguins have an all-rounds series record of 29-20, a Quarterfinals-round series record of 8-9, and a Game 1 record of 24-25, while the New York Rangers have an all-rounds series record of 28-37, a Quarterfinals-round series record of 10-13, and a Game 1 record of 30-35. Series 1230 is the fifth best-of-7 NHL playoff series meeting between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers. Pittsburgh has won the previous four series between the two teams.