Brett Gardner, raking at the dish, has unquestionably been the Bombers’ MVP, especially considering Masahiro Tanaka’s recent absence. But a huge test awaits.
The job he’s doing in his seventh year is perhaps the best of his career. Joe Girardi has managed to keep this undermanned team on the edge of contention, with an assist from his GM.
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.
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.