For the Rangers, it'd be the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history and first since the 1993-94 season. Brad Richards won the Conn Smythe Trophy, the second playoff MVP award of his career. He became the sixth player to win at least two Conn Smythes, joining Patrick Roy (3), Wayne Gretzky (2), Mario Lemieux (2), Bobby Orr (2) and Bernie Parent (2).
Using its simulation engine, EA Sports declared the New York Rangers as its official prediction for Stanley Cup champions. EA has the Blueshirts getting past the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.