It’s Game 7 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden tonight (8 p.m. ET), with the winner advancing to the Stanley Cup Final. Do the Rangers have more Game 7 magic in them, or can the Lightning overcome a loss in Game 6 to clinch a spot in the championship series for the first time in 11 years?
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The Arizona Coyotes have reinstated radio color analyst Nick Boynton, who earlier this month plead guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Buffalo casino in March.
“I’ve met with Nick several times and he knows he made a terrible mistake,” Coyotes co-owner, president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said in a statement on Friday.
“Nick is a good person and everyone deserves a second chance. He recently completed his alcohol counseling program and will now be reinstated as our radio color analyst.”
Boynton was placed on a leave of absence from the Coyotes following the incident, which was described as a “drunken rampage.”
He also entered into a treatment facility shortly after his suspension from the club.
An ideal start is what the New York Rangers got off to on Tuesday, in a game they needed to win, on the shoulders of Henrik Lundqvist.
Sure, the Rangers converted a pair of goals, including one of Derick Brassard’s three on the night, to take the lead. Those two goals came on seven shots, while the Tampa Bay Lightning, with a chance to earn a berth in the Stanley Cup Final, fired 16 toward Lundqvist.
He made 28 saves through two periods, including this left-pad stop on Steven Stamkos.
Former Ranger Ryan Callahan was the only Tampa Bay player to get a puck by Lundqvist until the third period.
Tampa bay was in chase mode by the time they solved Lundqvist. The Rangers have, once again, forced a Game 7.
“It’s really the best feeling,” Lundqvist told the Toronto Sun.
“It’s a lot of adrenalin and pressure and you’re nervous going into these games. You have to enjoy it. Everything on the line again, playing in front of our fans, there is not a better feeling than to have a big game at home.”