The Rangers got uncharacteristically stomped in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night but diehard New York fan Linda Cohn says she saw it coming.

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"I have to be honest with you," said Cohn, the ESPN SportsCenter anchor, with Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team. "I was not that confident going into this game.

"I was tweeting out before the game to Rangers fans to brace themselves because heading into last night’s game, when the Rangers won Game 1 in a postseason series since 2012 they were 1-6 in Game 2. Now they are 1-7.

"It’s just the thing about this team. They can’t match the urgency of the opposition for some reason in recent history after Game 1. They needed a wake-up call and I’m glad they had it early in the series in Game 2. You can’t get away with making as many mistakes, as playing as undisciplined as they played and get away with it against a team like the Lightening who’s main strength is offense and capitalizing on power-play opportunities."

Despite the Rangers having problems being abundant on the offensive side and scoring goals this post-season, Linda's confidence in her hometown team has not wavered.

"I still believe they are going to win this series. Before the series began, I picked the Rangers in 7 so I knew it was going to be a long series. I knew they were going to have one of these stinker games, which they did.

"There might be a game in which Ben Bishop steals, that could be ahead and thus leading to a game 7 and I’ll put my money on the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist in a home Game 7 any day of the week."

That's a smart move, too.

The Rangers are on the road in Tampa Bay to face the Lightning on Wednesday night at 8:00pm ET in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals with the series tied 1-1.

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