The Rangers carry the burden of now being favorites to win the Stanely Cup but for this their first game of the playoffs against the Penguins, they were on home ground and the Penguins had limped into the finals rather that having had a triumphanal end to their regualr season.
And the Rangers have just won the match 2-1. They played very strongly right from the start and Derick Brassard put away the first goal just 28 seconds into the game. Then Ryan McDonagh got a 2nd goal also in the first and they hung onto their lead to the end of the game. Yes the Penguins got a goal in the second but Lundqvist only let 1 through and stopped 24.
The Penguins never really took the momentum of the game after the Rangers started so strongly. Every long term Rangers fan is cheering their team along with their hearts in their mouth and longing to avenge last year’s finals loss. And as always happens with a winning team a whole heap of New Yorkers who just like seeing NYC teams win are also now cheering the Rangers on. Go Rangers this is your year, a great team, you are great sportsmen, power on.