Hello from Ottawa….Rangers skating at 2 on Tuesday. I’m taking a quick tour of the National Gallery first. Will catch you all up later. In the meantime, couple select post-game things:

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Henrik Lundqvist on Brian Boyle (3 in the series, eight goals in last 12 games): “He’s been red-hot in practice the last few weeks. He’s been doing all the things he’s been doing all year: using his size, protecting the pucks down low, and right now he’s finding the back of the net.”

Paul MacLean: “He’s scored in every game, we’ve got to make sure we pay attention to him.”

Read Arthur Staple's piece on Boyle, from villain to hero, on newsday.com, too

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Sometimes taken for granted, but far from underappreciated here:  Dan Girardi.
Assist on Boyle's goal, five blocked shots in 26:10.  Has assist in each game of the series (three assists over the span), and 17 blocks.

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Brad Richards: “It opened up a little in the second period. We had so much more zone time, but they did a really good job of clogging up the front of the net. The first period we did a great job of weathering their strom. To come in on the road, zero-zero, is what we wanted.”  

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Blueshirts’ last playoff win in Canada? Apr. 28, 1996, a 5-3 victory at Montreal in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
 

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Each team was 0-3 on the PP:  Paul MacLean: “I think the penalty killers on both sides have done a really nice job. If we can get the power play going…it’s been the difference for us… Certainly we missed Alfie in the game, he’s still day to day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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