The season was one of redemption and guts for the Devils after missing the playoffs a season ago. They have the stomach to win a game and extend the series, but any more than that seems way out of their reach.
A season of destiny has come crashing down for the Rangers who expected to reach the finals.
Eighteen years ago, Mark Messier set the stage for one of sports’ most dramatic moments. Suddenly-fiery Devils coach Peter DeBoer almost went there, too.
If confidence can be conveyed in words, then the Rangers seem loaded with it as their season hangs in the balance.
When the Rangers take the ice Friday night in Newark, they will find themselves in the same position that the 1994 Stanley Cup champions were when they faced the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The ‘Hudson River Rivalry’ resumes on Monday as the Rangers and Devils will begin Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Only the strong survive in the NHL playoffs. Boyle has become the villain in the eyes of Senators fans while lifting himself to iconic status among Rangers backers.
Ryan Callahan’s value to the Rangers can only be compared to one player in sports and that’s Derek Jeter of the Yankees.
‘The Great One,’ Wayne Gretzky turns 51 today. During a dark time in Rangers’ history, Gretzky illuminated Madison Square Garden.
Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Adam Graves and Stephane Matteau were among the former Rangers who returned for this reunion, also having won the franchise’s last Stanley Cup in 1994.
After hearing Craig make fun of Boomer about his love of the sport of hockey and then hearing Craig take a direct shot at his wardrobe, Mark Messier finally had enough.
A little vertigo after the New York City Marathon didn’t stop the Rangers ‘Captain’ from showing-up at MSG for last night’s Rangers-Jets game dressed to the nines, which caught Craig’s attention.
So he followed in the footsteps of 1994 Stanley Cup champion teammates Mike Richter and Adam Graves by completing the New York City Marathon.
Mark Messier isn’t the only skater running in this year’s New York City Marathon.
Instead of lacing skates, a Rangers great will be lacing up his sneakers on Sunday.