New York Rangers: Dan Girardi’s top moments and more

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The save with his skate (2014 Stanley Cup Final vs. the Los Angeles Kings)

He ranks ninth all-time on the team’s games played list, fifth among Rangers’ defensemen and has appeared in more games with New York than any other undrafted player in franchise history. Additionally, he has appeared playoff games than any other skater in franchise history (122).

The above is merely to say that Girardi’s presence in these games directly impacted the Rangers’ success in the postseason. This experience leads to scenarios like this, where his on ice experience allowed him keep a dangerous puck out of the goal.

This play from the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Kings kept the score at 3-0. Despite the Rangers loss and the fact that Girardi did not play a great series against Los Angeles, this is a prime example of the effort that Girardi puts into games.