This team THRIVES when their backs are against the wall. This team THRIVES when they are an inch away from death. This team THRIVES right when their fans are about to call it quits. This team THRIVES when they get that call to dig themselves out of the hole they dug themselves in. It’s a sick and dangerous way of playing the game, but this team loves it.
As a fan, it’s completely nerve-racking. But it’s also a little nice knowing that you can never count these group of guys out of series. Just as they did against Washington in the second round, the Rangers have fought their way out of a deficit to force a Game 7 at the Garden tomorrow night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Winner goes on to the Stanley Cup Finals, eagerly awaiting to see who their opponent is coming out of the Western Conference. Loser goes home, and the dreams of holding that beloved Cup shatter right on the ice, as you skate one-by-one, shaking hands with the team who still hold on to that dream.
The Garden will be rocking tomorrow night, make no mistake of that! The Rangers need to feed of the energy of each and every fan, waving that rally towel high above their heads, shouting “Potvin Sucks” and “Henrik… Henrik”, dreaming for another chance to take home what was so close to being ours last year… Because it’s the Cup!
Let’s Go Rangers!!