New York Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist sat slumped in his locker, hands on his head, still wearing his pads and skates. It would be several minutes before he was composed enough to speak.
Williams won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP on Friday night after cementing his big-game reputation with a postseason full of clutch play.
Carter and Richards have been there twice before. They know how fast these things can get away from a team.
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist took control of Game 4 with 40 saves, and he’s eager to steal another win that would make the Rangers’ unlikely quest awfully interesting.
Although Derek Stepan’s goal-line save happened in a frantic blur, the Rangers center had a few chances to marvel at the replay in the ensuing 24 hours.
No NY defenseman has been more consistent throughout the entirety of the playoffs. But holding on to him after the Stanley Cup finals could prove difficult.
The scene shifts to Los Angeles for Game 5, so Boomer and Craig got things started this Friday morning by talking about what it’s gonna take for the Blueshirts to win again.
The dreaded two-goal lead. The Rangers had made blowing it an art form before Wednesday night’s Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
“We didn’t want to see the Cup coming out on our home ice,” Lundqvist said. “Just the thought of it would make me sick.”
The Kings got all the bounces in the first three games. Or as Henrik Lundqvist calls it, “puck luck.” The Rangers had more than their share of it Wednesday.
Boomer and Craig got things started by talking about the Rangers, covering the Booms’ beloved hockey team from all angles as they live to skate another day.
What 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.
This is just the beginning. Vigneault’s roster will continue to evolve into one that is geared toward executing his uptempo philosophies.
While the Kings are trying to close out the series, New York’s focus is strictly on moving past disappointment and getting back to LA for Game 5.
After a forgettable performance last week, so bad in fact we didn’t even deem it worthy to post on the website, Al Dukes was back at it again Wednesday.