The last time the Rangers hoisted the Stanley Cup, they defeated the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Finals, now, 18 years later the Rangers are trying to redo history
NEWARK, N.J. — In his latest playoff gem, Henrik Lundqvist had little time to do more than stop every breakaway or 2-on-1 attempt New Jersey shot his way. When he took a moment to breathe, Lundqvist had all the confidence his New York Rangers would bail him out with a goal or two.
“You know sooner or later it’s going to turn,” he said. “It’s going to turn in our favor.”
Unlike those dozens of Devils’ shots, his feeling was right on the mark.