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After almost a month of voting, we have reached the top two plays of the recent Rangers playoff era. Not surprisingly, the two plays are two of the biggest goals in Rangers history, and the crowd reactions for both goals were electric. These goals need no introduction.

(2) Marty wins it in overtime against Montreal

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Brad Richards’ goal with 6.6 seconds left has run away with the left side of the bracket. Perhaps I under-seeded that play. Today the right side of the bracket will be decided. Henrik Lundqvist’s windmill save may be the best save I’ve ever seen. Watching it in real time, he goes from right to left to right and keeps control of his body and his eye on a knuckling puck that is changing direction and gets a blocker on it.

Martin St. Louis’ overtime goal is when we all as fans had that moment of “oh my…….they are going to the Finals. We have a shot at the Cup.” It was the overtime goal of that 2014 run. The play. The shot. The reaction.

(1) Lundqvist’s windmill save

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We have hit the Final Four of the Top Rangers Play in the recent playoff era tournament. This has been a fun way to get through the dog days of summer. It seems fitting that we have our final four plays to kick off September.

(3) Brad Richards’ tying goal with 6.6 seconds remaining

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The last Final Four spot is up for grabs today, and there’s a chance that Martin St. Louis will have two of those spots. Up today is his OT winner against Montreal, with the surprising votes for Henrik Lundqvist’s 35 save performance in Game 7 against Pittsburgh still making a run.

(2) Marty wins it in overtime against Montreal

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The first half of the Final Four is set, with Brad Richards’ goal with 6.6 seconds remaining set to take on Marty on Mother’s Day. Now it’s time to move to the other half of the bracket to determine our third Final Four play. Side note: Apparently my rankings were off.

This matchup is Hank’s windmill save against Montreal up against Staal’s OT winner against Washington. Two enormous plays with great crowd reactions.

(1) Lundqvist’s windmill save

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Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic released his preview (sub req’d) of the Rangers this season, and to no one’s surprise, he has the Rangers projected to finish 7th or 8th in the Metro Division. This isn’t unexpected, as the Rangers are in the middle of a rebuild.

Dom does note that the Rangers could surprise some folks, since there are some unknowns around this team that can’t be quantified just yet. However he does note that the Rangers are unlikely to finish dead last for Jack Hughes, but also won’t be good enough to make the playoffs.

It should be noted that Dom doesn’t blow smoke either. He correctly predicted the Rangers would be out of it last year, and he hit the nail on the head there. If you are subscribed, it’s worth the read.

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In a shocker, Marty on Mother’s Day received more votes to take down Derek Stepan’s Game 7 OT winner. The emotions on that day were running high, and it’s one of those iconic moments in Rangers history. I also get the feeling that if it wasn’t Stepan who scored that winner, it would have been a closer matchup.

On to the next, another tough one. Ryan McDonagh kept the Rangers alive in Game 5 to set up the Stepan winner, another iconic goal. Brad Richads scored with 6.6 seconds left is another one of those iconic moments as well.

(2) Ryan McDonagh wins it in overtime in Game 5 against Washington

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Now we are getting to some of the tougher comparisons. The Derek Stepan OT winner in Game 7 against Washington is as iconic as they come for the Rangers. Martin St. Louis’ performance on Mother’s Day tugs at the heart strings. Two iconic goals, but which one do you think was the better one?

(1) Derek Stepan OT Winner vs Washington

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Henrik Lundqvist now has two performances in the final eight plays of the recent playoff era. Now it’s time to finalize the last spot. These are pretty self explanatory goals, and both are pretty important when it comes to Rangers lore. Both solidified a lead –either in a game or in a series– that would propel the Rangers to series victories.

(2) Marty wins it in overtime against Montreal

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Yesterday’s was the closest matchup we’ve seen in a while, with Marc Staal’s OT winner getting enough votes to outlast the Derick Brassard/Benoit Pouliot OT winner. Next up is the Carl Hagelin series winner in OT against one of Henrik Lundqvist’s iconic Game 7 performances, a Game 7 gem of 35 saves against Pittsburgh.

(3) Carl Hagelin series winner

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