NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Rangers’ latest seven-game playoff victory came with a bonus: a much-needed break.
The overworked Broadway Blueshirts suddenly found themselves in a different and enviable position, resting and waiting for their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals.
Now they know they will meet the Montreal Canadiens with a spot in the Stanley Cup finals on the line.
The Rangers enjoyed a full day off on Wednesday before settling in to watch Game 7 between Montreal and the Boston Bruins. The Canadiens outlasted Boston, which led the NHL with 117 points in the regular season, and advanced with a 3-1 road win.