Stanley Cup Playoffs
If fans and media are going to continue to insist on calling Henrik Lundqvist the “king,” it’s only appropriate they start addressing Ben Bishop properly. “Kingslayer” perhaps?
It was or break for the New York Rangers as they went up against the Tampa Bay Lighting in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.
Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning are doing whatever it takes to make Amalie Arena a difficult place for opponents to play.
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It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.
Though he skated Thursday and practiced without limitations Friday, Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is officially day-to-day for the opener of the Eastern Conference finals against the Rangers.
This is the series that the Rangers have been waiting for all season.
“We let them talk,” Hagelin said of the Caps. “We’re gonna do everything we can to focus on (ourselves) and what we can do to win the game.”
From two minutes away from elimination to two wins away from the Eastern Conference Finals, the Presidents’ Trophy winners are still very much alive in their second-round tilt with the Washington Capitals.
Captain Ryan McDonagh is looking to breathe life into the Rangers by bringing his best performance in a win-or-go-home Game 5.
Shortly after giving his team the lead, the superstar winger skated behind Lundqvist’s net and microphones caught him saying, “All series baby, all series.”
Joel Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek.
According to a report, if the Rangers advance to the Eastern Conference final and Stanley Cup Final, there’s a good chance that the Norwegian won’t play.
Four the fourth time in five years and the fifth time in seven, the Eastern Conference clubs are meeting in the playoffs.