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NY Post, Daily News use same headline for Rangers win: ‘Puck Yeah’ (pics)


The New York Rangers punched their tickets to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994 courtesy of a thrilling 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens in front of its home crowd at Madison Square Garden, ending the Eastern Conference Finals in six games (note: it looks like Corey Hart did not need to cancel that concert at Bell Centre after all).

The team did so on the back of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who wasn’t tested much by the Habs — save for incredible stop on a Tomas Vanek shot (below) — in a 18-save shutout. Dominic Moore’s tally late in the second period was all the Rangers needed against the surprisingly punchless Canadiens.

Given that the New York Post and the New York Daily News are known for their proclivity for punnery, perhaps it is not surprising that both tabloids arrived at the same choice of headline to commemorate the Rangers’ heading to the Finals.

Yep, both used “Puck Yeah!”

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Despite the repetition, it’s a solid headline, although “Stanley Cup: Puck Yeah!” would have made for a nice “Team America: World Police” reference. But that’s just splitting hairs at this point.

Oh, and here’s that miraculous spinning, contorting blocker save by Lundqvist on Vanek.

Sublime. There’s nothing better than having a goalie rolling heading into the Stanley Cup Finals, that’s for sure.

The Rangers await either the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings as its opponent in the final quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The series is scheduled to start on Wednesday, June 4, meaning the Rangers have plenty of time to rest and recuperate.

[H/T Awful Announcing]