Silverman: Nightmare Moments Aside, Girardi's Perseverance Pays Off For RangersThe dreaded two-goal lead. The Rangers had made blowing it an art form before Wednesday night's Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
Silverman: Kings' Williams Proof You Don't Have To Be Superstar To Be Playoff StudWhat has made the Kings so dangerous in the Stanley Cup Final – and the preceding three rounds as well – is that they are loaded with finishers on their roster -- and they have actually finished.
Silverman: Brutal Puck Luck Is Totally Killing Snake-Bitten RangersThe record will show that the Rangers lost 3-0 on Monday night, but they were not outplayed. They dominated for several stretches, but simply could not get the puck by Jonathan Quick.
Keenan Destroys Rangers In Aftermath Of Demoralizing Game 3 FailureMike Keenan is in that rare position where his criticism holds weight. It comes off as a lot more than simple frustration or armchair quarterbacking that fans and many in the media are known for.
Messier On WFAN: Rangers Should Still Feel Good Despite 0-2 HoleDon't count Mark Messier as one of the many who think the Stanley Cup Final is already over.
Silverman: Since Nash Won't, Stepan And Kreider Must Try To Outmuscle KingsThe Rangers' Most Important Line Took A Beating In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. That cannot happen again if the Blueshirts are really serious about beating the Kings.
Silverman: Rangers' Depth Needs To Show Up -- And The Sooner The BetterThe Rangers had the Kings on the ropes in Game 1, and needed just a bit more finish and a bit more grit to take home-ice advantage away from the Western Conference champions. They never got it.
Silverman: Quick Is Very Good, But Lundqvist Is Better And Playing Like ItAs the puck drops in just a few hours for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Rangers and the Kings, hockey fans should be set for the finest puck-stopping matchup in recent memory.
Dolan On WFAN: I Have No Problem Deferring To Experts Sather, JacksonJames Dolan says he has an appreciation for just how difficult it is to build a championship team, which is why he hopes he has in Phil Jackson what he's had for years in Glen Sather -- someone who knows what he's doing.
Silverman: They'll Find A Way -- Rangers In 7! Rangers In 7! Rangers In 7!The New York Rangers got the break they needed when Alec Martinez’s wrist shot from the point deflected off Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy and into the net past Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford.
Carcillo's Suspension Sliced To 6 Games, Can Return For Game 4 Of FinalsDan Carcillo appealed his 10-game suspension and the league decided Tuesday that his actions were more line with trying to escape an official's grasp than physical abuse.
Silverman: Big, Powerful Kings Will Be A Massive Test For RangersThe Kings are a talented team that has played brilliantly in the postseason. They won the seventh game on the road in three consecutive series, and head coach Daryl Sutter has his team playing at the peak of its power.