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UPDATE: The Islanders have forced a game 7.

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What the Rangers said about their series with the Penguins

USATSI_8537282_110579513_lowresHenrik Lundqvist told John Giannone on Friday that the Rangers series with the Penguins was a “good series” where the Rangers worked hard and won four one-goal games.

Lundqvist added that the Rangers, luckily,”had the extra effort there to pull off the wins here.” (Rangers Game Notes)

Dan Girardi said that every game in the series felt like it had a “game seven mindset” and that the Rangers were “fortunate” in back to back OT games.

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The Rangers wanted to win last night for Mats Zuccarello

Mats Zuccarello Derick BrassardCarl Hagelin told the Norwegian press last night that his game winning goal that put the Rangers in the second round was for Mats Zuccarello who was injured earlier in the game. (VG) (Nettavisen)

Hagelin said that he and Derick Brassard were talking about how they felt bad Zuccarello couldn’t be there at the end and that the game winning goal was for him. He said that he hopes to see Zuccarello in the next game. (VG) (Nettavisen)

Zuccarello took a puck to the side of the head in the first period and did not return. Alain Vigneault didn’t have much of an update after the game.

What Alain Vigneault said after the Rangers win over the Penguins

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG following the Rangers win over the Penguins:

  • “well, it’s obviously good, that would be a quick answer. It was a hard fought series. Our four wins are all by one goal, two of them are in OT. Tonight you saw great goaltending display at both ends. At the beginning of the second we had like 5 Grade A opportunities to make it 2-0 and Fleury kept them in and they had a good third period and Hank kept us and we got the deciding goal in OT.”

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