Best Team in Town!
With all the talk about Tebow, Lin, Melo, MLB opening up, etc., etc., no one is recognizing the best story in town right now. The New York Rangers finished the season in 1st place in the East, play the best defense in all of the NHL, and have arguably the greatest goaltender in the game today. They have veteran leadership, young talent and players who play the game the right way. They pick each other up, defend one another on the ice, play hard for their coach and are a pleasure to root for. If you enjoy sports, players who are stand-up and a team that sticks together, jump on board the Ranger bandwagon.
Minutes ago, the Ranges defeated the Ottawa Senators 1-0 in a thrilling game. Hendrik Lundqvist recorded his fourth career playoff shutout, making 39 saves for the win. He stood on his head in the last ten minutes of the game, defending the Rangers net like a madman. The Rangers only goal was scored by Brian Boyle, a 6’7″ bruiser who has recently found the net in each of the Rangers playoff games. He is typically a checking forward who has never been known for his scoring, but he has been nothing but clutch so far in this series.
For all you hockey haters who complain about the violence, this game was played extremely clean. There were no fights, great saves, strong hits and thrilling action. Ranger captain Ryan Callahan hustled all over the ice, put his body on the line to block shots and lead the team in a way that all captains should emulate. Tonight was a GIANT win, swinging the momentum in the Rangers favor going into Game 4 on Wednesday. The Rangers have battled through adversity all year-long and this game was a magnified example of their tenacity. It’s about time that New York backs this team that exemplifies everything professional sports should be about. Recognize…