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The New York Rangers pose with Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and the Prince of Wales Trophy after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six to win the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

7 Best Bars To Watch The Rangers In The Stanley Cup Finals

Whether you’re rooting for the Rangers or the Kings — or if you’re just looking for a good sports bar atmosphere, we have your picks for the best bars to catch the NHL action.

CBS New York–06/07/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Underdog Rangers To Face Kings In Stanley Cup Finals

Even though New York was the first to claim a spot in the finals, many have already written off the Blueshirts as severe underdogs against Los Angeles.

06/02/2014

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck into the corner in the third period of their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: Dates, Times, TV Info For Rangers-Kings

The Rangers have quite a series ahead of them. Here’s what you’ll need to know to root ‘em on in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/02/2014

Rangers fans going bonkers at MSG (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Rangers Fan Crowd Surfs At Raucous MSG After Game 6

An alternate headline could have easily been “Rangers Fans Get CRAZY LOUD,” because, wow, what an atmosphere Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

05/30/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to win the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers 4 Wins Away From Bringing Home Lord Stanley’s Cup

When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.

05/30/2014

The New York Jets tweet their congrats to the Rangers on their appearance in the Stanley Cup finals. (Twitter/@NYJets)

Twitter Reaction: NY’s Heavy Hitters Rally Behind Rangers

It was a celebration on the ice for the Blueshirts. For everyone else, including some of the biggest names in the Big Apple, the party raged on Twitter.

05/30/2014

Gov. Chris Christie with Boomer & Carton on May 23, 2014. (Credit: Jerry Recco/WFAN)

Rangers Fan Chris Christie: ‘I Want Triple-OT In Game 7′ Of Finals

The N.J. Gov. was “overjoyed” on Friday about the Blueshirts making the Stanley Cup finals, and “overwhelmed” to be up for a major award handed out annually on the “Boomer & Carton” show.

05/30/2014

Henrik Lundqvist celebrates after the Rangers defeat the Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

4 Reasons The Rangers Will Win The Stanley Cup

You think the Kings or Blackhawks can come in here and do damage? They might want to bring some ear plugs and anxiety meds. Just sayin’.

05/30/2014

Brad Richards of the New York Rangers tangles with Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers ‘As Confident As Ever’ Heading Into Game 6 Against Canadiens

Now that the Canadiens have staved off elimination once in Game 5, the Rangers are wary of giving them any more hope they can turn the tables.

05/29/2014

The Rangers celebrate after winning Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ticket Prices Soar As Rangers Get Chance To Advance To Stanley Cup Finals

The Rangers have a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, and that means fans wanting to go to Thursday night’s game are going to have to pay a pretty penny.

05/29/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Expect The Best From Henrik Lundqvist In Game 6

Canadiens winger Rene Bourque made some rather pointed remarks in an obvious attempt to rattle Lundqvist ahead of Game 6. He may have picked the wrong guy to mess with.

05/29/2014

ZEPS on BC (TV)

Boomer & Carton: ZEPS Pumps Everyone Up With Rap About Rangers

If you listen to the show regularly, the name ZEPS may ring a bell. He stopped by the Allstate Studio back in October and did some freestyle rapping about New York sports.

WFAN–05/28/2014

John Moore (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Moore Could Face Suspension For Hit On Weise

The Blueshirts may have to play the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal without defenseman John Moore.

05/28/2014

Stephane Matteau walks onto the ice during a ceremony at MSG in 2008. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Howie Rose’s ‘Matteau! Matteau!’ Call Still Delivers After 20 Years

New York has had its share of great calls. But some are immortal. Let’s fire up the flux capacitor and dial back the calendar to May 27, 1994.

05/27/2014

Madison Square Garden (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Vigneault, Rangers Look Toward Fired-Up MSG For Game 3

Gone will be the fear of impending doom. Suddenly, the Rangers are the front-runners against the Canadiens, and their fans now have the chance to celebrate the ride with them.

05/22/2014

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