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.
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.
An alternate headline could have easily been “Rangers Fans Get CRAZY LOUD,” because, wow, what an atmosphere Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Blueshirts may have to play the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal without defenseman John Moore.
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.
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.
We have a deal. But that was a close one. “De Blasio time” nearly came back to bite New York’s mayor in a forever-pending bagel wager over the Rangers-Canadiens Eastern Conference finals.