Stanley Cup Final
Brad Richards left New York in the most ignominious of fashions. The Rangers had no use for him and issued a compliance buyout of his contract.
In this day and age, what the Blackhawks accomplished on Monday night made them a dynasty.
With another tenacious road victory in this agonizingly close Stanley Cup Final, the Chicago Blackhawks earned an opportunity to raise that silver trophy on their home ice.
Here are six southern franchises that have made runs (both successful and unsuccessful) to the Final.
The New York Rangers won’t be making a repeat appearance in the Stanley Cup Final.
Sometimes, the NHL’s final four teams more closely resemble a game of “one of these things is not like the others.”
The Stanley Cup Final will open on Wednesday with Game 1 in New York, Tampa or Anaheim.
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They will break the Ducks’ hearts, and they will face the Rangers in an epic Stanley Cup Final.
The Rangers may have to wait until Saturday to find out who they will play in the first round.
There have been eight teams who’ve won both the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same year (and the Rangers are actually one of them). We’ve written them down for you.
Carter and Richards have been there twice before. They know how fast these things can get away from a team.
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.”
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.