Congratulations to the New York Rangers as they move on in the NHL playoffs with their 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators last night taking the series, 4-3.

As a kid, I wasn’t much of a hockey fan but I had friends that played it and loved it.

I recall the roller hockey games over at the 9th street bandshell and from time-to-time and you’d see kids playing on the streets of Windsor Terrace.

When I think of the Rangers the following things come to mind:

The late Drew Thomas; a fine man who was a passionate Rangers fan.

‘Shoot the Puck Barry’…

Going over to Manhattan in the 80’s to watch Ranger-Islander games on cable TV

Mark Messier

Adam Graves

Brian Leetch

Ron Duguay

Mike Richter

Madison Square Garden

Peter Nedved

Marv Albert announcing games on radio