How are these former Chicago Blackhawks doing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs semifinals?

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The New York Rangers are trying to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with the help of Artemi Panarin and Erik Gustafsson.

The Rangers are up 3-2 on the Carolina Hurricanes as they hope to be the first Presidents Trophy winner to clinch the Stanley Cup since the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks.

Panarin is another example of the short-sightedness of the previous general manager who traded away a talented goal scorer to if Brandon Saad could help keep open a title window that was clearly closing.

He is now in New York and fourth in the team in points during their playoff run. He is doing some damage in this series with two goals and four assists. He picked up the secondary assists on the game-tying and game-winning goal in the very entertaining Game 2 that went into double-overtime.

However, he has been held scoreless in the past two games.

Gustafsson had a career year with the Hawks in the 2018-2019 season when he had 17 goals and 43 assists. The Hawks traded him before the 2020 trade deadline to the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick that the team used to draft Wyatt Kaiser.

He had an assist in Game 5 on Saturday.