Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 11/19/14

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 06: Brad Richards #91 the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal against the Vancouver Canucks at American Airlines Center on November 6, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

That’s some stat line you got going on there Mr. Richards.

The Rangers opened the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils, and while Henrik Lundqvist was the obvious hero for the Rangers by pitching a 21-save shutout, it was the grittiness and determination of center Brad Richards that really gave New York the boost it needed. Two sh*ts in one game is almost of unheard of in today’s NHL.

If the Rangers go on to win the Stanley Cup then Richards’ bowels deserve serious consideration for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

[via @TheBigLead]

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