via Russ Cohen:
Last night the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 to clinch the Eastern Conference. When I turned on the radio today I heard the Philadelphia media talking about the Flyers and what might happen to them in the playoffs. When I turned on WFAN earlier today I heard about the Knicks blowing a big lead. Really? I understand the Knicks may have more fans but the team is barely a playoff contender and the Rangers might get the best record in the sport.
Newsday’s back page was the Knicks. Same with the Post, after that I stopped looking. I heard a New York radio host say a few weeks ago that the Rangers will get coverage when they make it to the Eastern Conference Finals. To me that’s sad considering the last time they achieved that was in 1997. Actually the fact that they shutout the Flyers this season, 6-0, for the first time since 1971-72 (when the “GAG line” was dominating the NHL) should have sparked something.
You would think that the Henrik Lundqvist angle would be good. He’s having a Vezina-type season and he got hurt in the second period. He was hit somewhere on his lower arm with a shot while he was sprawled out on the ice to make a save. When he got up you could see he was in pain (I watched the replay a few times). The Rangers backstop, in heroic fashion, finished out the game and then was seen wincing in pain in the locker room as he was trying to remove his warm up jacket and that revealed a very long ice bag that went from his wrist to his elbow.
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