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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist looks on in overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference hockey playoff game in Washington May 2, 2012. REUTERS/ Gary Cameron (Gary Cameron/Reuters)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist looks on in overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference hockey playoff game in Washington May 2, 2012. REUTERS/ Gary Cameron (Gary Cameron/Reuters)

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BY THE NUMBERS

8

Consecutive overtime losses for the New York Rangers and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, one short of the NHL playoff record. The Rangers ended their streak of OT futility with a 2-1 triple-overtime victory over the Washington Capitals last Wednesday.

7

In the Philadelphia Flyers’ first eight playoff games, the number of losses for the team that scored first.

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4

Short-handed goals for the Los Angeles Kings through their first seven playoff games. They’ve allowed three power-play goals in the same span.

THEY SAID IT

“It’s true friends who can still rip on you at an important time.”

Kings stay-at-home defenceman Matt Greene, getting teased days later after scoring the winning goal short-handed in L.A.’s opening-night victory over the St. Louis Blues.

“I am glad I will play in a hockey city. Many people say that there is huge pressure there, but still it’s Canada and hockey is No. 1 there. I don’t know a single hockey player who would not love to play in Canada.”

Roman Cervenka, considered one of the top players outside the NHL, explains why he signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Calgary Flames.

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