Brad Richards jumps into Marty St Louis after his dramatic overtime goal
One more win....just one more win for the New York Rangers and they are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since the 1994 season. When game 4 went to overtime yesterday, every Ranger fan deep down was rolling over and thinking, how could we let our 2-0 advantage slip away? But right when you thought it was going to be a long night, a furious Rangers forecheck in the Montreal zone forced a turnover that led to Martin St. Louis's top shelf snipe on Dustin Tokarski. Words cannot describe how raucous the Garden crowd became when St Louis lit the lamp.
Derrick Brassard came back with a vengeance as he scored a big goal at the end of the second period, and silenced Michel Therrien who was adamant in the pre-game about going after Brassard. The blueshirts have shown something in this series that they haven't shown in past years, and that is toughness. Even Brad Richards, who had been underperforming in past years, has been a breathe of fresh air for this team. There is not one player on this team that is not contributing, and it is a great sight. With that said, Montreal is going to come out like crazed dogs tomorrow night, and the Rangers just need to weather the first ten minutes of the game. If they can take the first punch, their chances of putting away the Habs go up exponentially.
It is too early to look past the Habs, so it should be a one game at a time mentality. One more win to the cup, who would've thought earlier this year that this team would be so close. Credit needs to be given to Alain Vigneault, he has been everything and then some for this closely-knit team.