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Rangers just trying to ‘fight another day’ after Game 4 win

Jun 12, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

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The New York Rangers looked down, finished for good a few days ago, and their mood reflected that. They still have a long way to go if they’re to complete a historic comeback in the Stanley Cup Final against the L.A. Kings.

The ebb and flow of the daily grind in the post-season can be like that. On Tuesday, the Rangers woke up to find themselves one loss away from being swept in the championship series, even if they easily could’ve won the first two games back in L.A.

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And New York will find itself one loss away from a second-place finish the rest of the way from here.

But a win on Wednesday gave them a little life. They now trail the Kings 3-1 in the series and need the biggest four-game winning streak in franchise history in order to claim the silver chalice.

Daunting. Likely impossible in the end. But the Rangers don’t seem interested in hearing that, as the series shifts back to L.A. on Friday. They have one win, now they’re searching for two. It’s something. It’s a chance.

“The day after being down 3-0 is a tough day. When you think about it, collect your thoughts, go through everything we’ve gone through this year, you know, it started a long time ago,” said Rangers forward Brad Richards to reporters.

“It’s nice to be given another chance. That’s all we wanted to do last night. It wasn’t the prettiest game, but we’re still here today.
If you go this long, you just keep fighting somehow, some way. You figure it out as a group to just fight another day. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

  1. nashernation - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    The King can lead us to the promise land.. He gets hot the Blue Shirts have a shot. One game at a time. Interesting to see if the late night flight after the game is a mistake for the Kings. Sitting on a 5 hour flight after a game isn’t easy.

  2. blomfeld - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    WHO DAT ?

    *** earlier toady at a coffee shop on the corner of Inglewood and 190th ***

    Kool G Rap: you know Blom, I think your original prognostication of V-5 was correct ?

    Ice Cube: I tend to agree Kool, as nothing would make the ‘people’ happier than V-5 !

    Blom Dawg: of course friends, however we mustn’t ‘ever’ forget the Little Bighorn eh ?

    Kool G Rap: are you referring to Custer’s ‘arrogance & vanity’ which ultimately lead to his death ?

    Ice Cube: hell ya, not to mention the ‘unabashed’ cowardice of Benteen and Reno !

    Blom Dawg: alright, so were gonna do this ‘thang’ tomorrow then ?

    Kool G Rap: does Oprah like pizza ?

    Ice Cube: that fat ‘carnival huckster’ has a 12.5% stake in the Pappa John’s man !

    Blom Dawg: no kidding eh ? :) … alright then, so who’s going left ?

    Kool G Rap: I’ll do it man !

    Blom Dawg: okay then … so Ice, you go right and I’ll go straight and center !

    Ice Cube: roger that !

    Blom Dawg: take it easy man and I’ll see you at the top ! :)

    GO KINGS !!! … GO LOS ANGELES !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!

    • dannymac17 - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      You cant be mad at this post. Its got Ice Cube and Kool G Rap. Regardless of your feels for mr blomfield. How can you not love this?

    • dannymac17 - Jun 13, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      But apparently as for the video, its not available in my country which is crap cause im in LA.

      • barkar942 - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM

        Me either in NJ. Does this mean that Blom is not from LA?
        I’ll bet you he is one of those KHL spies here to try to defect players to the Motherland!
        Hey Cam Tucker- put on your Acme Tin Foil Decoder of the Internet Hat and see where Blom is really broadcasting from! Enquiring minds want to know!

    • jkay1818 - Jun 13, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      why would kool rap want anything to do with the Kings? He is Queens NYC born and bred.

  3. barkar942 - Jun 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    I am beginning to wonder if Blom is really Robin Williams playing one of his psycho multiple personality skits!
    One down, three to go.
    LETS GO RANGERS!

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