May 13, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New York Rangers players celebrate after their game against the Washington Capitals in game seven of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center. The Rangers won 5-0 and won the series 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

How About These Broadway Blueshirts?

I predicted the Rangers to win in six. However, after the series transpired and played out I was pretty sure the Capitals would close it out in OT tonight. Before the game during the day I looked up at the man upstairs and said “why can’t we win a convincing/dominating game ever in these situations?”  Well, did he ever hear me. This outcome was absolutely amazing and surprising at the same time. No one would of guessed. Henrik Lundqvist (who is having the best playoffs of his life) fought off everything in the game but most importantly fought off the surge early on and allowed the Rangers to give him goal support that finally came. The Ranger offense got their bounces tonight and capitalized big time. At first it was the 3rd and 4th line coming up big. Asham and Pyatt scored the first two goals. After, Michael Del Zotto tallied one to put the Rangers up 3-0. Going into the 3rd period every Ranger fan was worried considering what just happened in Boston right before that. Could a second massive comeback take place on the night? Well early in the 3rd period our captain Ryan Callahan put the early dagger in the hearts of the Capitals as the Rangers went up 4-0. Zuccs would tally another pretty goal and the Rangers would win their first ever road game 7 in their history. I said after game 5 it would be a real shame if this team got eliminated because I really didn’t think they hit their full potential. Well tonight they won. And in the process they took the step in becoming a very horrifying team in this year’s playoffs. All four lines are now running on all cylinders, the defense is playing great, there is a ton of confidence among the players right now, and we have Henrik Lundqvist in his prime. It is an absolute recipe for success if you ask me. Another good thing for the Rangers is that they staved off the hottest team going into the playoffs. Most people had the Capitals winning and there was no denying this Capital team was the most dangerous going into the playoffs. This could of been the Rangers hardest series in the playoffs considering the fact of how dangerous Washington was and how the Rangers were trying to get their feet wet for most of the first round. The team looks as if they have totally figured things out and we will find out for sure in the next round if they have. The team is finally starting to hit their stride, not to mention Ryane Clowe and Marc Staal are still injured. Imagine if they come back healthy and the power play is at least mediocre? I think the Rangers have now found their groove. It is up to the coaching staff to continue with what they created and it is up to the players to ride the momentum when they are shipping up to Boston.

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