It took a full seven games, but the New York Rangers will not be the second #1 seed to lose in the opening round of the NHL playoffs.
“There’s no better feeling than to win at home,” said goalie Henrik Lundqvist, “so we’re going to do whatever we can to win this game.”
The opening round of the NHL playoffs hasn’t been kind to the Rangers in recent years. But Game 7s at Madison Square Garden? That’s a different matter entirely.
After a late and controversial goal by the Senators that almost lead to a comeback, Henrik Lundqvist was furious at the officiating. The final game of the series is Thursday night at the Garden.
Kreider’s first career goal came at a vital time for the Rangers. Heck, everything this kid does is atypical of a rookie.
The house will be loud and ready to go Thursday at MSG. I would expect the Rangers to be the same.
The Senators were getting the best of Broadway. They were winning the battle, but hadn’t yet won the war.
With the Rangers getting a 3-2 win, all signs pointed to Boomer being in a great mood. Well I am sorry to report that was not the case.
Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal and Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory against Ottawa Senators on Monday night.
The return of Carl Hagelin can spark the Rangers’ lackluster offense into life.
The captain pronounced himself fit to play Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Monday after taking the morning skate at Scotiabank Place.
The New York Rangers know this going forward: If they can handle the Ottawa Senators in Games 6 and 7, they will have this pressure thing down. You will face better teams if you survive, but the pressure won’t be any greater.
It comes down to this. The top-seeded Rangers on the brink of elimination, needing two straight wins to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive.
If you didn’t know the top-seeded New York Rangers were one loss away from elimination, the low-key practice before their biggest game of the season wouldn’t have given away the dire circumstances.
While Chris Neil isn’t deserving of a 25-game ban for his head-shot on Brian Boyle, it’s clear that he and his Senators teammates have targeted Boyle all series.