McDonagh appears to be a captain in waiting. He has become a more vocal leader with age and experience.
As is always the case at the end of the season, changes will be made before the team gets back together for training camp in about three months.
The Kimmel show says de Blasio will also treat a studio audience in Los Angeles to New York City hot dogs on Monday night.
The best thing the Rangers have going for them in the future remains Henrik Lundqvist, but the next best thing may be Alain Vigneault.
So was this actually a close series despite the Kings winning in just five games? You bet it was.
The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.
After being asked by Craigie who (or what) is to blame for the Rangers Stanley Cup Final loss to the Kings, Boomer was not left searching for answers.
Craig afforded Boomer all the time he would need to reflect on his Blueshirts’ captivating run, which ultimately came up short.
Henrik Lundqvist sat slumped in his locker, hands on his head, still wearing his pads and skates. It would be several minutes before he was composed enough to speak.
Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.
Williams won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP on Friday night after cementing his big-game reputation with a postseason full of clutch play.
Carter and Richards have been there twice before. They know how fast these things can get away from a team.
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist took control of Game 4 with 40 saves, and he’s eager to steal another win that would make the Rangers’ unlikely quest awfully interesting.
Although Derek Stepan’s goal-line save happened in a frantic blur, the Rangers center had a few chances to marvel at the replay in the ensuing 24 hours.
No NY defenseman has been more consistent throughout the entirety of the playoffs. But holding on to him after the Stanley Cup finals could prove difficult.
The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
New York Rangers photos of the week.