2014 Stanley Cup Final

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It’s Over — With Rangers Heads Held High

  Okay so they didn’t win The Cup. But in bowing out on Friday night, 3-2, in double sudden death overtime to the champion Kings in Los Angeles, the Rangers won something equally important — the admiration of their fans, coaches, management, the rest of the league, and even casual sports fans in the city of […]

Rangers On The Precipice Again – Only Now In LA

  As the Rangers prepare for what could be a fatal Game 5 in Los Angeles, there are those in the crowd who believe that the Blueshirts are fortunate to be on the West Coast and alive. The 2-1 victory Wednesday night at The Garden — the critics argue — was as much a product […]

One Down, Three To Go For Rangers

  Now for the second win. With Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final set for Staples Center on Friday night — the 13th, in case you worry about things like that — the revived Rangers look to make it two in a row, en route to a possible third and fourth W. Don’t tell […]

Yes, It Can Be Done

  Yes, there is something left in the Rangers‘ tank — and it’s not just the return of Dan Carcillo. With Game 4 on tap tonight and the threat of a four-game sweep staring them in the face, the Blueshirts are not yet doomed against the Kings. Not by a long shot or a snapshot. […]

The Impossible Takes A Little Longer

  Nothing is impossible. The way the Marines put it, “The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.” The Rangers’ version of that Marines hymn will have to start Wednesday night at The Garden. Down three games to zip after the Monday night 3-0 defeat, the Blueshirts can only look to one […]

Home On The Rangers – Hopefully An Advantage

  Now that the Rangers have returned to Madison Square Garden and eagerly await their first home game of the Stanley Cup Final, one must find words to describe what’s ahead tonight against the invading Kings. Not a single Blueshirt wanted to come home two games down in the best-of-seven series. Perhaps the best word […]

Pulsating Sudden Death And The Kings Prevail

  Home is where the heart is, and for the Rangers, hopefully, their first victory in the Stanley Cup Final. With Game 3 coming up at The Garden on Monday night, one wonders whether these teams can settle a playoff contest in regulation time. On Saturday night Los Angeles annexed a most controversial 5-4 triumph on Dustin Brown’s goal […]

Who Said It Would Be Easy For Rangers?

  A bad clear here, and an unexpectedly fallen Ranger there, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final wasn’t as bad as Humpty Dumpty’s fall-off-the-wall because Old Dumpty couldn’t be put together again. The Rangers can. And as they prepare for Game 2 Saturday night at Staples Center against the Big, Bad Kings, the […]

Here, There And Everywhere On The Final Round

  @StanFischler FIVE REASONS FOR THE RANGERS TO TAKE HEART: 1. Henrik Lundqvist is in mint condition. 2. Given even average support in the overtime, he would have won the game for New York. 3. Ryan McDonagh can play a 60-minute-plus game and hardly break a sweat. 4. A 2-2 game that was decided on […]