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Key stats: Will the fireworks reignite?

Eastern Conference Finals - Game 2

Rangers at Canadiens, 8 ET (Rangers lead series 1-0)

* Combined 9 goals scored in Game 1 (5 more than combined total in 3 regular-season meetings between these teams)

* Rangers: 7 goals in Game 1 (most for them in any postseason game against Canadiens)

* Rangers: outscored opponents 17-5 in last 4 games since trailing Penguins 3 games to 1 in second round

* Rangers: won 4 straight playoff games for first time since 2007 .. haven't won 5 straight since taking 7 in a row to start 1994 postseason (last Cup champion)

* Rangers: lost record 13 straight playoff games when leading a series

* Canadiens: 5-goal loss in Game 1 (tied for 2nd-largest margin of defeat in home playoff game in franchise history)

* Canadiens: allowed 3 power-play goals in Game 1; 11-17 on penalty kill in last 4 games (64.7 percent)

Last time:

Rangers up 2-0 in series opening on road: 2009 Eastern Conference quarterfinals vs. Washington (lost in 7)

Canadiens down 2-0 in series opening at home: 1992 Adams Division finals vs. Boston (lost in 4)