Rivalries will make you do crazy things.
Like rooting for a team from New York. We hate New York. But it was Montreal on the other side. Desparate times call for desparate mesaures.
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Well, Bruins Fam, now we can shake the hands of the Blueshirts and put this behind us forever.
By way of Dominc Moore's second period goal, coupled with the 9th-career postseason shutout from Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers eliminated the Montreal Canadiens to advance to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since 1994, the last time they won it all.
It was quite a bit of fun pulling for the Rangers, as under no circumstance did we want to see Montreal climb out of a 3-1 series deficit to complete an impossible comeback.
I will give Montreal this: Stanley Cup Final games at the Bell Centre would be an incredible thing to see. The atmosphere of those games, those goals, those rushes up and down the ice, would be out of this world. The game's biggest event being played in one of the most famous arenas in North America. I don't care who you are, those games would be must-watch television. And then Tomas Plekanec would snap his head back to fake a high-stick and then we'd remember why we can't stand the Canadiens.
But we don't have to worry about that! Thanks, New York!
Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers: 0 - 1, New York wins the series 4 - 2