Apr 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The New York Rangers celebrate defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in game seven of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Flyers 2-1 to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Roudup: 5/1/14

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It’s a great day in RangersTown as the New York Rangers move on to round two! The

Philadelphia Flyers didn’t go down without a fight and Steve Mason is the reason they hung on so long. Mason was solid for the Flyers, and Wayne Simmonds showed up to play in the series. The same can’t really be said for Claude Giroux. The Flyers’ Captain was often unnoticeable on the ice and he didn’t do much on the stat sheets either. Here’s a hodgepodge of things from the news in last couple days.

If you missed last night’s game, for some strange reason, here is a quick recap of the highlights and a general idea of the 60 minute heart attack for fans of both teams.

It took seven games to end a series which could have been over after game six; that wouldn’t be the New York Rangers we all know and love. To give credit where it is due, Wayne Simmonds did everything he could to make sure his team pulled through. He wanted to win more than anyone on the ice and it showed. “Puck luck” is always a part of things like a first career playoff hat trick. Next up is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Why play a team in a different state? We can do this again! The Rangers will see their team-mate from earlier in the year, Taylor Pyatt, in this series; barring him being scratched.

For those who didn’t hear, there was a fight in the stands in Philadelphia during game six. The “City of Brotherly Love” seems to have similar events on a regular basis. The same fan base, IN GENERAL, likes to tout Rangers’ fans as racists. It’s safe to say that both sides have their faults and the minority seems to be accepted as the standard. Never is something like this acceptable, nor are the twitter comments. My challenge to all fans is to not get involved in exchanges such as these. Represent yourself and your team with pride and set a good example for the next generation of hockey fans, and players.

We will have your break down of the Philadelphia series and a look at the series ahead against the Penguins coming up so stay tuned!

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