Lundqvist Lockdown, Blueshirt Blowout, Garden Party as Rangers romp Devils (NYR 6 v NJD 1)

NYR roll to victory led by Lundqvist  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYR roll to victory led by Lundqvist (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Last night at Madison Square Garden was a celebration. Six goals let the charge and each one of them put a smile on the Blueshirt Faithful. Rick Nash started the party with his career high 42nd goal of the season and the celebration never really stopped.

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The win also put the Rangers in prime position to win the President’s Trophy with their magic number being 4. Yup folks, just 2 more wins and they will claim their 3rd regular season title in history.

Yandle celebrates his goal  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yandle celebrates his goal (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Keith Yandle also played a great game notching his 2nd as a Ranger to make it 2-0. Even Tanner Glass got on the score sheet with a great hustling play and cross ice feed to Dominic Moore that sent Vezina candidate Cory Schneider to the bench in the early goings of the first period.

Alain Vigneault admitted that his former goalie in Vancouver was not on his game. The Devils still couldn’t handle the Rangers speed and transition, even allowing a Derek Stepan shorthanded breakaway late in the 2nd period.

Moore would add another and Brassard scored to round it out. When it was all said and done the Rangers trumped the Devils 6-1 and have increased their chances of claiming the top spot in the East and the NHL.

Henrik Lundqvist who had NJ on lockdown told reporters if the playoffs were to start tomorrow, he feels he’s ready. As the Rangers continue to amaze and reach milestones, NYR fans need to up their game and make MSG a nightmare for the opposition this post-season.

[su_quote cite=”NYPOST” url=”https://nypost.com/2015/04/04/henrik-lundqvist-in-playoff-form-as-rangers-destroy-devils/”]“Coming back from last year, we set the bar high,” Lundqvist said. “We want to come back and give ourselves a chance to play for the Cup again, and this is the first part. We have to take care of business in the regular season. The big challenge is still ahead.”[/su_quote]

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