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Thursday, May 29th, 2014
GAME 6 NOTES AND QUOTES – NEW YORK RANGERS ADVANCE TO STANLEY CUP FINAL
Rangers Defeat Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in Game 6
Stanley Cup Final Begins Wednesday, June 4
Rangers to Face Winner of Blackhawks-Kings in Western Conference Final
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 29, 2014 – The New York Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final tonight with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Dominick Moore scored the game-winning goal in the second period, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 18 shots for a shutout.
Emmy Award-winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire (Inside-the-Glass analyst) had the call from MSG, while Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones provided pre-game, intermission and post-game commentary from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
Following are quotes from tonight’s Game 6 coverage of Canadiens-Rangers:
Milbury on Dominic Moore’s second-period goal: “(Francis) Bouillon makes the mistake of trying to intercept the pass instead of taking the man and he pays a big price as the Rangers score a huge goal.”
Jones on the goal: “Great read by Ryan McDonough the Ranger defenseman, recognizing that the forecheck was on…he has been phenomenal in this series.”
McGuire on Canadiens being tired in the third period: “You can see it. We’ve been down here a lot with the Canadiens this series, last series — they’re tired.”
Olczyk on Rangers late third-period power play: “What an opportunity — up one, on the power play, one win away from going to the Stanley Cup Final.”
Emrick: “The Rangers are going to the Final.”
Emrick on coaches’ handshake: “The old friends.”
Olczyk on handshake line: “The respect factor there for Dustin Tokarski from Marty St. Louis.”
Olczyk: “This was a dominating performance tonight, checking-wise by the New York Rangers.”
Milbury on Rangers: “A resilient team, a team that can bounce back, a team that can rely on any one of four lines.”
Jones on Rangers: “Speed is the key. They were flying. They had plenty of opportunities.”
Jones: “Montreal gave this series away in Game 1. They were so fired up after beating the Boston Bruins, that they laid a complete egg at home, lost 7-2, lost their star goalie…”
Lundqvist to McGuire post-game: “We played one of the best periods of the whole playoffs in the third period when it mattered the most.”
Moore to McGuire post-game: “We’ve just been building and building as the year’s gone on, and hopefully we can keep it going.”
The Rangers will face the winner of the Western Conference Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, who lead the series 3-2. Game 6 takes place Friday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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