First, disclosure: The hardwatching staff really likes the Boston Bruins, but we’ve been a New York Rangers fan since the age of 10.
In the early ’60s we’d venture weekly to the old Madison Square Garden and plunk down $2 to sit in the second balcony and watch the hapless Blueshirts. (Those were the Gump Worsley years, as we chronicled here.)
But now the Rangers have a shot at their first Stanley Cup Finals in 20 years. And – special bonus – we really like this team
(Disclosure #2: We hated the Rangers team that broke the Curse of the Burned Mortgage back in 1994.)
St. Louis – after being stoned numerous times by Montreal Canadiens rookie goaltender Dustin Todarski – potted the winning goal last night that put the Rangers up 3-1 on the Habs in the Eastern Conference finals.
See you tomorrow night in Montreal.