The Rangers have persevered all year and have been the model of consistency. The are the highest ranked seed remaining being #1 in the East and #2 overall. It's been said many times that the first round of the playoffs is the hardest regardless of the matchups and that has proved to be true with Vancouver, Boston and Pittsburgh being eliminated. The road to The Cup is the most brutal in sports and I hope my Blue Shirts are up to the task. The character this team has exhibited all year would indicate that they are.