May 11, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) is checked into the boards by New York Rangers defensman Dan Girardi (5) during the first period in game six of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014, Bruins vs. Rangers final score: New York forces Game 7 with 3-1 win

The New York Rangers looked to be dead in the water not long ago in this series against the Pittsburgh Penguins but as we’ve seen so many times in the past, all it takes is one good stretch in the postseason to get hot and go on a run. That’s what appears to be happening to the Rangers as they’ve won their last two games and have now forced a seventh game and pushed the Penguins to the brink of elimination.

It was an emotional night for the Rangers and their fans as Martin St. Louis  played his heart out on Mother’s Day following the sudden death of his own mother and the energy was felt throughout the building and all through the Rangers’ lineup.

The big win means that the series will return to Pittsburgh but the momentum will return to the Consol Energy Center with the Rangers and not the home team. The Rangers have gotten under the skin of Sidney Crosby, have found a way to fluster the Pens defense and stifle their offensive attack.

Pittsburgh isn’t out of this, but they’ve let the Rangers back into the series in the worst of ways and may not be able to escape alive.

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