Rangers-Lightning Is Frightening

Rangers-Lightning Is Frightening

One week ago, there was one minute and 41 seconds left in the Rangers’ season. Trailing the Capitals 1-0 with 1:41 left in the third period of Game 5, the realization that the Presidents’ Trophy season was going to end in the second round after just 10 postseason games started to set in. And I […]

The Annual Rangers Game 7

The Annual Rangers Game 7

Two years ago today, the Rangers won a Game 7 against the Capitals in Washington. One year ago today, the Rangers won a Game 7 against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Tonight, the Rangers will play another Game 7, this time at Madison Square Garden. May 13 might as well be “Game 7 Day” on the […]

Alex Ovechkin and the Over-the-Top Guarantee

Alex Ovechkin and the Over-the-Top Guarantee

Once upon a time a guarantee meant something. It meant something in the 1993-94 playoffs when Mark Messier told said “We’ll win tonight” in anticipation of Game 6 against the Devils, and it should mean something that Alex Ovechkin guaranteed a Capitals win over the Rangers in Game 7. But it doesn’t. “We’re going to […]

Podcast: Adam Herman

Podcast: Adam Herman

The Rangers’ five-game win over the Penguins in the first round felt easy despite the four one-goal wins, but things aren’t going to get harder against the Capitals.

Podcast: Brian Monzo

Podcast: Brian Monzo

The Rangers have a huge advantage in the first two games of the series against the Capitals and they need to make sure they use their layoff and rest to win.