The New York Rangers hosted the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night, with the Rangers looking to clinch the Eastern Conference Finals title and a spot in the 2014 Stanley Cup.
After 60 tough minutes of play, the Rangers were able to do just that by securing a 1-0 win on their own ice to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup.
The Rangers lone goal of the game came at the 18:07 mark in the second period, when Dominic Moore beat Dustin Tokarski to get the puck into the back of the net. Brian Boyle and Ryan McDonagh recorded assists on the goal that went on the be the game-winner.
It was a spirited effort for the Canadiens, but they fell just short.
For Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist, it was his 42nd career postseason win which sets a New York Rangers record. It was the ninth playoff shutout of Lundqvist’s career.
New York kicked off the Eastern Conference Finals as the more dominant team of the two, so it feels fitting that they were able to close out the series.