May 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The New York Rangers recognize the fans after beating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers hope home ice advantage will pay off in Game 3


The New York Rangers are back at Madison Square Garden to battle the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

With the Rangers having the chance to win their first Stanley Cup in 20 years, capitalizing on the home ice advantage is essential come Monday night.

Even Marion Gaborik of the Kings believe it will be a hard game while playing at MSG.

“Yeah, that gives you extra jump. It’s my first time coming back to the Garden after I got traded,” Gaborik said. “I’m going to see the Garden after all the renovations for the first time, as well. You know, they have great fans. They’re going to be supporting them. We’re going to come out hard.”

Derick Brassard is confident that the Rangers have what it takes to win their first game of the series.

“Obviously every game at this time of year is a must-win, and I think the guys, we’re pretty excited for Monday,” he said. “We’ve been playing with those guys (the Kings) every period. It’s a pretty tight series and a pretty hard-fought battle out there. We’re just gonna go out there (Monday) and play the way we’ve been playing.”

Taking the loss will be detrimental to the Rangers, although the Kings have yet to be in a position where they lead a series by so many games. The Kings are better at capitalizing on coming back from behind. Either way, the Kings and Rangers will battle it out in yet another game at an attempt to win the Stanley Cup.

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