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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After losing the Stanley Cup final to the Los Angeles Kings last season, the New York Rangers came into the season with a simple motto: “Change the finish.”

The goal was to take that next step and bring the Cup back to New York for the first time since 1994 when Mark Messier and company ended a 50-year drought.

The Rangers won the Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top team in the regular season, but the finish came a round short Friday night in a 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

PHOTOS: THE AGONY OF DEFEAT

It was the Rangers’ first loss in a Game 7 at the Garden and it ended a series in which they lost three of four at home, including being shut out in the final two contests here.

“I’m pretty upset,” said…

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