Monday, May 13, 2013

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round Two: New York Rangers and Boston Bruins

Original Six showdown number two will play out in Boston and New York, as the Rangers and Bruins prepare to bring us the remake of the Seventies when the two teams provided ample proof as to the animosity between the two fan bases.

The Rangers moved on to the second round in a most convincing fashion in the final two games of their series with the Capitals, the goal tending of Henrik Lundqvist just stellar, the kind of play in the nets that signals that a team is perhaps destined for greater things this year.

Their game seven destruction of Washington, could very well be the most complete game the Rangers have played all year, total domination in all facets, a fine tune up for the Bruins when the first meet on Thursday night.

Boston on the other hand, looked like a team that had all but surrendered heading into the third period
of their game seven match up with the Leafs, but, as the reports have provided, a comeback for the ages was the Bruins destiny, a remarkable string of goals late in the third sent the first round elimination game into OT and the Bruins kept on rolling.

For the Bruins there were any number of signs of a team that has perhaps lost its way a bit, things that the Rangers could very well exploit quite nicely heading through the Round two match ups.

After two very long runs in the first round, hockey fans will be watching with interest to see if the Bruins have any fight left in them and just how far the Rangers are going to be able ride their goaltender in this years playoff picture.

Boston WINS the Series 3 games to 1

Thursday, May 16-- New York Rangers 2 at Boston 3  (17,565) 
Sunday, May 19-- New York Rangers 2 at Boston 5  17,565 )
Tuesday, May 21-- Boston 2 at New York Rangers 1  ( 17,200)
Thursday, May 23-- Boston 3 at New York Rangers 4 (OT)  (17,200) 
Saturday, May 25-- New York Rangers 1 at Boston 3 (17,565 

All Games on TSN, RDS and NBCSN/CNBC

Media sources for the series
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