Michael Del Zotto
There were three things that stood out to me more than anything last night, and they were the play of Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh and Carl Hagelin.
In July, Brad Richards was the most coveted of free agents. His decision to join the Rangers has paid off for the player, team and Blueshirts fans.
The Rangers’ mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.
The Rangers advanced in a thrilling Game 7 and will face the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Rangers will have the momentum when they step on the ice Wednesday night. That will last until the puck is dropped.
John Tortorella will light a fire under the Rangers and make sure they’re ready for Game 3 after giving away Game 2 to the Capitals.
Alex Ovechkin’s power-play goal with 7:27 remaining snapped a tie and gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers that squared the Eastern Conference semifinal series 1-1 on Monday night.
The goal for the Rangers is to be playing through mid-June. That would not have been possible without last night’s 7th game survival exercise against Ottawa. Now that the first round is in the past, at least some of the weight has been lifted.
Thursday night’s Game 7 was exactly what everyone thought it would be: low-scoring and stressful.
Rangers’ winger Carl Hagelin was handed a three game suspension by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Meanwhile, Ottawa’s Matt Carkner was banned for one game.
I have been to a lot of hockey games. I have been to a lot of playoff hockey games. And I have never been to a game as physical and as mean as there was last night at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers are taking John Tortorella’s no-nonsense approach to a whole new level.
Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards scored early, and defenseman Michael Del Zotto had two goals in the third period as the New York Rangers won their fourth in a row, 4-1 over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the New York Rangers moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the fading Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.
Up one point, the Rangers need to win tonight — and while not as vital, a little help from the rival Islanders would be nice.