Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/22/12
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Maybe it was the hubris an athlete must possess in order to be successful at the highest level of his sport. Maybe it the unshakable belief an athlete has in a team that finished the regular season with an Eastern Conference-best 51 wins and 109 points. Or maybe it was simply a case of an athlete spitting into the wind. "It's pretty evident that we're clicking on all cylinders," New York Rangers center Mike Rupp said following his team's abbreviated practice Tuesday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in preparation for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Rangers are tied with the New Jersey Devils at two games apiece in the now best-of-three series. The Devils won a nasty Game 4, 4-1, Monday night at the Prudential Center. Game 5 is at the Garden Wednesday night. "We're focused on a three-game series and we've got two of those games at home. So we're confident in that. We faced that the first two rounds. So we're going to go at [it] the same way," Rupp said. "We just h...
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