All postseason long Madison Square Garden has been heavily criticized for its lack of cheering and getting behind the New York Rangers from the very start of the game, helping them come out strong, upping their overall game and propelling them to victory. MGS used to be one of the loudest arenas in the United States, but sadly since the renovation it has often been compared to a morgue.
In my opinion, it would be an absolute travesty if the Garden is not the loudest it has been all season long when the Rangers hit the ice to take on the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals for multiple reasons. For one, it is the first home game for Rangers in this Eastern Conference Finals best-of-seven series. Secondly, the Rangers won the first two games of this series on the road in Montreal, where the Rangers struggle to win games the most, and no one in their right mind ever thought the Rangers were going to win both of those games in Montreal’s Bell Centre. That makes it even more important for fans in the Garden for Game 3 to be the loudest they’ve been all season long. And thirdly, the Rangers are two wins away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.
If none of those reasons convince the Madison Square Garden crowd to be the loudest it has been all season long, then I don’t know what will.