Can The New York Rangers Do It?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After a very positive game five, the New York Rangers celebrated a 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The three losses prior to last night’s game were difficult to watch. It was as if the New York Rangers wanted nothing to do with being on the ice. They were slow, non-dominating, and made terrible passes and plays. They were completely unfocused. Now the real question is, after an uplifting 5-1 win last night in Pittsburgh, can the New York Rangers come back to Madison Square Garden on Sunday and tie the series? As a fan, I am hoping Friday’s win gives this team the confidence boost they desperately needed. The Rangers came out focused and full of energy from the very beginning. They were playing smart, they strayed away from taking bad penalties. The Rangers looked so good, even their power play was two for three last night after a very tough zero for thirty-six in prior games. The penalty kill has been solid throughout the playoffs, but last night it shined. The Rangers’ team was holding on to that win and no one could stop them. Henrik Lundqvist has been stellar throughout this series and he must have felt good when he actually had a fighting team standing in front of him last night.
Through everything going on with Martin St. Louis and the unexpected loss of his mother, I give the guy a lot of credit. He went out there last night and played with his heart and soul. He had his best game of the series and maybe even the playoffs. You could tell his teammates were there to support him and get him through. Even during the third period, they showed Derick Brassard give St. Louis a hug and pat on the back. It was evident last night that the team was doing this for him and in honor of Mrs. St. Louis. After the game, a very deserving St. Louis received the broadway hat from Marc Staal. Let’s hope it can carry on to Sunday night. I think all New York Rangers fans would love to see them tie the series and go to game seven. Those games for fans, and I’m sure the team, are always stressful. Somehow the New York Rangers seem to make it work.

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