Saturday morning we awoke to the excitement of both the Rangers (vs. the Capitals) and the Knicks (at the Heat) playing all-important playoff games. For the Rangers, they were coming off a thrilling Game 7 win over the Senators, looking to get a leg up on the Caps. The Knicks were preparing to begin their playoff run down in South Beach.
The biggest problem facing most fans was which game would garner the majority of their attention, being the start times were just a half hour apart. Well, the Knicks made the decision an easy one, as they were outscored in the second quarter 30-13 and trailed by 23 points at the half. When the final horn sounded, not only had the Knicks been beaten down 100-67, but they lost Iman Shumpert to a torn ACL and the majority of their fans were watching the Rangers — for good reason, I might add.
As for those Rangers, they didn’t miss a beat, scoring two second-period goals and beating the Caps 2-1. Boomer was sure to sing the praises of 21-year-old Chris Kreider, who has certainly made the most of his opportunity. Both the Knicks and the Rangers will be back in action tonight.
The Mets took two of three from the Rockies in Colorado over the weekend and their attempt to build some team unity was met with great resistance by Craig, while Boomer thinks it’s great. The Yankees took two of three from the Tigers at the Stadium and Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays on the all-time RBI list.
One more note from the Knicks, as the team has floated out the idea that Jeremy Lin could be ready to play by Game 4. Boomer & Craig agree that this make very little sense now matter how you look at it…
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