Thank You Henrik!

Getting swept in the Stanley Cup Finals would have stunk. This has been a magical and unexpected ride, but getting swept would have take most of the shine off of it. But the Rangers don’t have to worry about that anymore thanks to Henrik. Words are hard to find that adequately describe what Lundqvist did last night, so let’s use some stats. He made 40 saves, including 15 in the third period where the Rangers had a total on ONE shot.

So now it’s back to LA and while the Rangers should dream, I will be the wet blanket. Coming back from 3-0 is rare enough. Coming back from 3-0 against a team that has already come back from 3-0 has never happened. The Kings are a great team. They are tested and they know how to win. And yes, they overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first round of the playoffs this year. I suspect they know exactly what the Rangers are feeling right now and how dangerous it would be for them to win Game 5. I suspect they will come out and dominate on Friday night. I hope I am wrong. But if I am not, I can savor this win.

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  • blmeanie  On June 13, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Have a guy at work that is from NY, he had zero confidence in game 4, I told him they would get at least one win as they were looking snake bitten, hitting posts, fanning on open rebounds etc.

    He now says, no chance in game 5…sounds like old time Boston fans

    • nysportsfanatic  On June 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

      I think that is a great comparison. We were raised on the belief that we would never win. 1994 was amazing, but since then we have gone back to our “roots”.

  • blmeanie  On June 14, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Do you and other fans say ,”great season to get to the finals” though?
    Despite the long history of frustration the level of frustration for not winning it all every season has grown for me. Good seasons don’t exist any more. There are great seasons and there are bad seasons. I might have more of a feeling of what a Yankee fan (older than you, dating back to the dominance of the 50’s and 60’s) felt. Not equating the titles obviously, but the expectation level I guess.

    Three OT games of the four the Rangers lost, lots of coulda and shoulda I bet.

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