This series should have been easier based on regular season numbers than it actually was, and proves just how hard it is for any championship team in any sport to go all the way. The Senators were the last team in the Eastern Conference to make it and the Rangers were the first, and the entire series was nail-biting. Other favored teams in the NHL playoffs had already gotten eliminated in what has turned out to be a strange playoff season already, but the Rangers fought back from being down three games to two to win Game 6 on Monday in Ottawa and then tonight at the Garden.
Next up is the dreaded Washington Capitals, who knocked the Rangers out of the playoffs the last two times the teams met. The Caps knocked off last year's Stanley Cup Champions, the Boston Bruins, in overtime of another game 7 showdown, but as I said in my post the other night, I gotta feeling about this year. Let the tension continue...
Let's Go Rangers!
Read more on the game recap at the Daily News right here.
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