Sunday afternoon was amazing. We were all obviously really excited about the way Game 3 went, and what made it even more special was being able to do it at home in front of our own fans with the building as loud as it was. There was only a minute and half left in the game, so it was even more exciting to make sure we got that goal and won the game.
OK, I know the big question on everyone’s mind is: What’s with the mustache? It’s a tradition to grow playoff beards, but some of the guys on the team like Brian Boyle, who have trouble growing beards, decided to do the playoff mustache thing, which I thought it might be funny to do as well. My facial hair grows in a bit light, so I decided to pick up some Just for Men [with Walt Clyde Frazier on the box] to take it to the next level.
Sometimes I forget I have it and go for an extended period of time without looking in the mirror, and once I do, I realize how ridiculous I look. But with the way the two games prior had gone, I wanted to switch it up, and you know what? It ended up working in my favor!
Facial hair aside, our goal going into Wednesday’s game is to make sure we don’t get away from what our game plan is. We’ll make sure we stay aggressive and physical and make it difficult on their skill players. We just need to feed off of the energy of the fans the way we did on Sunday, because we really do have the best fans in the world.
Brandon Dubinsky, 24, plays ?center for the Rangers. Madison Square Garden, which controls the Knicks, is run by the same ownership as amNewYork’s parent company, Cablevision.