Tonight may be the last time the Montreal Canadiens have the puck dropped this season. Despite playing brilliantly against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins, the Canadiens have found their match in the New York Rangers. The Rangers have taken a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Tonight is game 5 and everything is on the line for Montreal.
In the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks have lost 3 straight games, and find themselves in the same position as the Canadiens. They are one game away from elimination and return to the ice again tomorrow. The Western conference finals games have many more shots taken and wider margins of victory.
With the success of the Rangers and overwhelming popularity for any New York team, getting some Ranger’s gear should be on your radar. The New York roots and underdog status make the Ranger’s the favorite in the East. The King’s and Blackhawk’s novelties should be an easy pick up at any Pro Image, no matter the outcome. The winner of Lord Stanley’s cup will generate fervor and should be featured in any store. Will the Canadiens surprise all and advance? Can the Blackhawks return to the finals for a potential back-to-back Championship? There are many questions, with little hockey left to watch.