In the first two games of the playoff series against the New Jersey Devils, Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers demonstrated their focus on winning one game at a time. After their victories in Games 1 and 2, both with a score of 5-1, Kreider spoke to the media about the team’s mindset, stating that Game 2 was the hardest game to win after Game 1, and now, “I think Game 3 is probably the hardest game to win.”
The Rangers’ approach of treating each game as the most crucial challenge has proven effective so far, as they take the series to Madison Square Garden with a 2-0 lead. This do-or-die mentality keeps the team focused and motivated, ensuring that they never take their foots off the gas, and never get comfortable.
Chris Kreider has been a standout performer for the Rangers in this series, scoring an impressive four goals in just two games. His on-ice performance and leadership have played a significant role in the team’s success against the Devils.
As the series shifts to New York, the Rangers will look to maintain their momentum and close out the Devils at home. With their one-game-at-a-time mindset and strong performances from key players like Kreider, Tarasenko, and Kane, the Rangers are positioning themselves as the team to beat in playoffs.