Just because the New York Rangers were able to take the first two games of this Eastern Conference Finals series vs. the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal and will be going back home to New York City for Games 3 and 4, does not mean this series is over. Actually, it is quite the opposite.
The reason why this series is far from over is because the Canadiens are a proud franchise that will never just lay down for another opponent. Also, the Rangers play a lot better on the road, as they had the best road record in the entire NHL this season, and just last series, the Rangers lost both Game 3 and Game 4 at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Plus, if you are a Rangers’ fan, like I am, you have to know by now that absolutely nothing comes easy for this franchise.
And I know what you must be thinking, well the Canadiens starting goaltender Carey Price is going to be out for the rest of the series, so the Canadiens have no chance, but that is not true at all. In Game 2, Canadiens rookie goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski played well enough to win if it was not for the great performance by Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist.
The bottom line, and the point that I am trying to get across to my Rangers’ fan brothers and sisters, is to not count your chickens before they have hatched. The series right now is only two games old. There is still plenty of hockey to be played in this Eastern Conference Finals.