Stealing the Giants’ famous ‘All In’ saying, the 2011-12 Rangers are putting all of their chips on the table for tonight’s Game 7. As we saw last night, home ice advantage has no impact on the outcome of the game. The Boston Bruins were pushed aside as the Washington Capitals shocked the world by eliminating the defending Stanley Cup Champions. A date with Mr. Ovechkin and the Caps awaits the Rangers if they can get by the Ottawa Senators tonight. 

Like I said before Game 6, the Rangers need to keep attacking the net and put the pressure on Senator goalie, Craig Anderson. Carl Hagelin’s return made a huge difference in Game 6 as he was the fastest man on the ice. Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan need to set the tone early. An early Ranger goal will create an absolute frenzy at The Garden. More importantly, an early lead will help Henrik Lundqvist relax and settle in. Lundqvist needs a Game 7 win in the worst way to silence his critics. 

The Ranger season comes down to sixty minutes in Game 7. Will this team spend Friday preparing for Ovechkin and the Caps? Or will this team be ripped to shreds by the New York media as it heads to the golf course? Tensions will be high and that’s the beauty of sudden death, playoff games. It all comes down to tonight.