The Rangers were expected to be ready-made contenders straight out of the gates. So much for that.
The young Rangers have proven that poise and composure is equally important as ten years of playoff experience.
The Rangers’ mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.
Ryan Callahan’s effort and willingness to do anything and everything for the Blueshirts’ cause is unquestionable.
The Rangers kept their focus under the most intense pressure to deliver a Game 5 victory. There isn’t an off-switch inside these Rangers who never quit.
The physical price paid by the Rangers to win Game 3 was there for all to see: Dan Girardi and Brian Boyle’s jerseys were covered in blood stains.
The Rangers head into the All-Star break leading the Eastern Conference. And much of that credit goes to the players buying in to John Tortorella’s philosophy.
John Tortorella and his Rangers will not be distracted by owner James Dolan’s Stanley Cup prediction. They’re taking it one day at a time but signs are definitely encouraging.
Dan Girardi is finally getting national recognition for his value to the Rangers.
The Rangers say Ruslan Fedotenko had surgery Wednesday at the New York University Tisch Hospital in Manhattan. Fedotenko, already out with a separated shoulder, will be sidelined for three more weeks after undergoing an appendectomy.
When the Pittsburgh Penguins (without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin) come to MSG and the Rangers get Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi back, you need two points. What happened?
The Rangers don’t have the most talented team in the league, but their work ethic has them in good position heading into the All-Star Break.
The feeling on the Rangers is they will bounce back. They have a balance of talent, and a two game losing streak isn’t something that is going to send this team tanking.