Eastern Conference Finals
Everything else will take care of itself if the Knicks start to guard people. It’s all that matters. It’s everything.
The Rangers-Bruins rivalry is coming back to life. After meeting twice in the first three games of the regular season, there will be one more meeting before the postseason.
The lockout was a disaster. Everyone knows it, and we blogged and tweeted about it. But now we move forward and start talking about actual hockey. I don’t know about you, but I am fired up. Now it’s time to look at the Rangers and how they stack up this season.
“I think we have the team to do it,” goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. “…We look at the guys in the room, (and) they’re great hockey players. But it’s about executing and (seeing) if we can do it.”
The Penguins — at 8-1 — have the best odds of taking home the hardware. The Rangers were given the second-best odds at 17-2. The Canucks, Kings and Flyers rounded out the top five.
There’s a growing chance that the Rangers won’t get a chance to show their fans and the rest of the NHL how good they are. A work stoppage is looming over the league.
The goaltending is good enough. The defense is good enough. The mindset is strong enough. That’s why in a draft that is strong on defensive players, Glen Sather has to look for offensive talent.
Henrik Lundqvist’s long wait to win the Vezina Trophy finally ended Wednesday night, as one of hockey’s good guys came away with the ultimate goalie prize.
New Jersey simply cannot match ammunition with a loaded Los Angeles Kings’ roster.
Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik is set to undergo surgery next week to repair a labral tear in his right shoulder, the team confirmed on Friday. The setback is expected to keep the NHL veteran off the ice for the start of next season.
The New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth time in team history, and they will attempt to capture their fourth championship as their series with the Los Angeles Kings begins on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.
The Celtics handled the Heat rather easily during the regular season going 3-1. The Heat won in the second game of the season while the Celtics took the latter three, but with one of those was a meaningless contest at the end of the season when playoff seeding had already been set.
Unfortunately for the Rangers and their legion of fans, the Rangers peaked in the regular season. That’s a classic formula for heartbreak.
The 2012 Stanley Cup Finals might be the final hurrah in Martin Brodeur’s glorious career.
A season of destiny has come crashing down for the Rangers who expected to reach the finals.