The NY Rangers score high in Game 7, until the Eastern Conference final

Rally – The “Ig-or! Ig-or” chant has been a familiar tune to the Rangers this season, but it’s often heard in the heart of New York City.

On Monday night, they broke out on multiple occasions in the North Carolina capital.

From pre-game festivities through to the final century in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the color blue of the Rangers was prevalent around the PNC arena. As the match continued and Carolina Hurricanes fans slowly headed toward the exits, they made way for the Blueshirts’ followers who invaded their home circuit.

Nearly 500 miles from Madison Square Garden, a New York-style party broke out.

They were celebrating a decisive 6-2 victory for their team, Rangers, who finished off the second-round streak with the assured message that they had arrived ahead of schedule.

“I said something to (Ryan Lindgren) right after the warm-up,” said Adam Fox. “I’ve noticed there seem to be more Blueshirt fans than in the last few games here. Obviously, when you get that support, it’s huge.”

The playoffs were an anticipation. The victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round was in the wheelhouse. But the rise of Metro Division Hurricanes champions in this way restricts the Rangers to the upper echelon of the NHL.

“It’s amazing,” Fox said. “We’re a resilient group there. We’ve said that all year. We’ve been up against the wall five times now and we’ve got past all five. We definitely want to keep that momentum going into the next round. We have bigger goals. It’s obviously a huge achievement for our team. But we just want to take it to the next round. The next turn is here.”

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