A season is too difficult to put into context right when it ends, so I’ll save that for later.
For now, though, there is this:
<li>The better team won this series. I don’t think you can win four of five on luck, or officiating, or whatever.
<li>In saying that, I think we were all deprived a potentially riveting scene tomorrow at the Garden if the Rangers came back to win this game.
As a reporter, I’m not supposed to root, and in a lot of ways, my life is easier now that the Rangers are out of the playoffs.
But I’ll happily admit that a part of me wanted to see the Rangers score the game-winner in overtime, if only to hear the Garden at a fever pitch during Game 6. Needless to say, I wasn’t the only one.
â€œThereâ€™s always ifs and buts, but I couldnâ€™t imagine what playing in the Garden would be like tomorrow if we pulled this one off,â€ Chris Drury said. â€œAnd I donâ€™t think they wanted to go back there, either.â€