The Rangers Are Done Being Underdog

The New York Rangers’ season ended on Saturday night with a 2-1 loss to the Lightning,

and it’s only natural to feel like they let something slip away.

They won the first two games of the Eastern Conference Final while playing their best hockey of the year,

then jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 3 before Tampa Bay took command and never let up.

There are some moments that will haunt fans all summer:

Ryan Strome whiffing on the puck with a wide-open in net in Game 5,

the deflating Jacob Trouba penalty that disrupted a four-minute power play in the third period of Game 3

or the long-range Steven Stamkos shot that beat Igor Shesterkin for the Lightning’s first goal in Game 6