Apr 17, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) celebrates scoring the game winning goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Poll: 4/29/14

Good afternoon New York Rangers fans and happy game day! The Rangers are in Philadelphia and will take on the Philadelphia Flyers for game  six of their series as they look to close it out and move onto next round against the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, before we get to game six, you have to take the daily poll! Which player on the Rangers has been most important to the Rangers so far this series?

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Brad Richards- Five points in the five games played so far, has shown leadership every single game, and is a helping hand on the power play. After Richards abysmal postseason last year, where he was even scratched for games four and five against the Boston Bruins, he has really come alive this year. Who knows what the reason for Richards revival is, but whatever it is he’s really put his foot forward and stepped up to help lead this captain-less hockey club.

Martin St. Louis- It took him til the playoffs to do it, but Marty St. Louis has finally broken out of his shell, he leads the Rangers with six points in the five games played so far. His experience and ability to lead a group of men is invaluable and his ability to put up points isn’t too bad either. So far he’s lived up to playoff expectations and then some and if he keeps rolling there’s no doubt of what the Rangers could do.

Dominic Moore- Moore did not register a point until game four, but he has been the Rangers most consistent player every game. He has two goals and an assist and has been a driving force behind the Rangers success. His fourth line, as they have most of the season have been a force to be reckoned with and Moore has taken his game to a completely different level. If he continues this trend he may end of being one of the Rangers most valuable players coming out of this series.

Henrik Lundqvist- No one should be surprised Lundqvist made this list. “The King” has made 122 saves on 131 shots, he has a 1.81 goals against average and a .926 save percentage. Those stats make him the third best goalie in the playoffs right now, which is very good. He’s lent his voice to some of the leadership responsibilities on and off the ice, and has been the Rangers most consistent performer. He’s allowed two goals or less in four of the five games played and is on a roll going into game six.

So Rangers fans, who is the Rangers most important player so far in these playoffs? Vote in the poll below!

Who has been the Rangers most important player in round one so far?

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