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04-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Long Island
Posted this as part of my blog this morning, figured I'd share...
The Rangers have the knowledge of going into tomorrow's game knowing that if they win, they will be matched up against the Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. They have the rare opportunity to send a message in the last day of the regular season that they will not be toiled with, as the Rangers were unable to do against Pittsburgh last night. As Pittsburgh and Philadelphia know that they are about to embark on a 8 game-series of sorts with their game on Saturday leading into their first round series, you will see a fierce battle between interstate/interdivision rivals. The Rangers need to go into their game with the Caps on Saturday with the same mentality.
This is the team that has knocked the Rangers out of the playoffs their last 2 appearances. You think that doesn't sting in Lundqvist's mind? I bet it does.
Fact of the matter is that the playoffs start tomorrow. It doesn't matter that the Rangers have already clinched top dog of the East, and that Tortorella doesn't care about the President's trophy because this is NOT a game to play for nothing in. This is a message game, and it's as simple as that.
Send a message that the Rangers will playing deep into the spring.
Let's Go Rangers.
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