The New York Rangers (25-18-4) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-4) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
…welcome to the playoffs Rangers fans!!!!!!! As has been the case all season, the Blueshirts didn't make it easy on their fans tonight, but who cares. They're in the playoffs and anything can happen.
…Ryan "Mother Eff'n" Callahan!!!!!!!! That is why he's the best captain in the NHL.
…no one more relieved in the building to see Callahan bury that one than Matt Gilroy.
…for one of the few times this season, we saw the resiliency that defined last year's squad.
…it's bad enough Sanguinetti was a first round bust for the Rangers. Now he knocks out Clowe?
…as my friend Fleisch texted me, when did Zuccarello become Sean Avery?
…if Stepan isn't a first line center, I don't know who is.
…someone ask Richards for tomorrow's lotto numbers, because this guy has a little bit of luck going on right now.
…raise your hand if you actually thought Brassard would replace Gaborik's goal scoring after the trade.
…as has been the case his entire Rangers career, the Blueshirts don't sniff the playoffs this year without Lundqvist.
…he may have had two assists in the game put that ill advised pinch and give away on the Ruutu goal was truly Del Zasterous. And Torts still somehow decides to play him seven more minutes than Moore.
…awesome to see Nash step up again in the big….oh wait.
…Torts getting Girardi prepared for the playoffs with 30 minutes of ice time.
…listen, this is a flawed team who just put their fans through one of the great all-time roller coaster seasons, but the bottom line is that the Rangers went 9-3-1 in the month of April and now have as good of a chance as anyone to win the Stanley Cup.
…Rangers win combined with Islanders loss, puts the Rangers in seventh place. No chance for fifth, but sixth place a real possibility.
…season finale Saturday afternoon at MSG against the Devils.