Tampa writer suggests that Steven Stamkos try and take Derick Brassard’s stick

In Game Two of the Rangers and Tampa series, Derick Brassard tried to leave the ice with Steven Stamkos’ stick before Stamkos came over and got it back.

Martin Fennelly writes in the Tampa Tribune that after last night Stamkos should “think about stealing” one of Brassard’s sticks. (Tampa Tribune)

Brassard had three goals and two assists last night for the Rangers and Fennelly writes that he was “all kinds of spectacular.” (Tampa Tribune)

Stamkos was a minus two last night with two shots on goal, 4 shot attempts that were blocked and 6 hits. Heading into last night Stamkos had four goals and 7 points in his last 4 games.

Derick Brassard

Derick Brassard was challenged by Alain Vigneault this morning

5/27/15 | 7:25AM: Derek Stepan said that Brassard was the Rangers best player on Tuesday and Brassard said that he just goes on the ice trying to make a difference. (NHL)

Brassard said that it wasn’t a “spanking” from Vigneault and that he wasn’t disappointed, but more was needed. (NY Post)

Vigneault said that he told Stepan and Brassard to step up and become difference makers. He said that both players gave the team what was needed and “Brass’ line was great.” (NY Post)

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What Alain Vigneault said after the game

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media last night following the Rangers Win in Game 6 (ASAP Sports):

Q. I know you’ve been through this now a lot, two years with this team. Does whatever this team does in elimination games, does it ever take you by surprise or is this just what you expect to get from your group?

COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, I expected our group to get ready, prepare themselves and give ourselves a chance to win this game, and I think that’s what our group did.
We came out, we capitalized early on our chances. And after that, our goaltender was asked to make some big saves, which he did.

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What Rick Nash said when he gave Henrik Lundqvist the Broadway Hat

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 6.23.19 AMRick Nash presented Henrik Lundqvist with the Broadway Hat last night and said:

“Boys, Millsy-awesome job, Brass-hell of a night but we gotta keep it with our trend and go with our leader for Game 7….Hanky”

(Chats of “REAL NICE” from their teammates start and someone seemed to say “all about the oceans.”

After Lundqvist placed the latest piece on the Stanley Cup Picture Puzzle, he said “here we go boys, here we go” while clapping.”

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers force Game 7

Derick Brassard, Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist discuss the Rangers’ 7-3 victory in Game 6 and building off the momentum for Game 7.