Two teams, one looking to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in twenty years, the other looking to win in one of the toughest road arenas to force a game seven. For fans, tense doesn’t even begin to describe the situation. Even my mother, one of the least sports oriented people I know, was acutely aware of what has been going on. That was the situation heading into game six of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers led the series 3-2 going into game six at home in New York after having lost game five in what was a ridiculous game of penalties and eleven goals scored. Game six could not have been more different. This was a very close game, only one goal was scored, by Dominic Moore of the Rangers, late in the second period. There were far less penalties in this game as both teams appeared to have been playing much more disciplined than in the previous game where it appeared emotions got the better of just about everyone on the ice.
ECF Game 6: Lundqvist Bounces Back
Henrik Lundqvist had his ninth career playoff shutout in a game where he showed why they call him the king after having an abysmal performance in game five. He only faced 18 shots though as the Rangers defense kept Montreal at bay. I believe in giving credit where it’s due, and Dustin Tokarski is who kept Montreal in this game. He had an outstanding game as well, allowing only one goal despite the Rangers having 32 shots on goal, but unfortunately for Montreal, that was one goal too many.
The Rangers will be off until Wednesday June 4 when they’ll play either the LA Kings or Chicago Blackhawks. The Kings lead that series 3-2 going into their own game six tonight. Four wins to go Rangers fans. Four wins to go.
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