Callahan is Rangers' under-radar MVP

Updated: April 18, 2009, 5:12 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- On a team with big names and even bigger contracts, it's a player earning $600,000 who one New York Rangers observer said Friday "was this year's MVP next to Henrik Lundqvist."

Ryan Callahan still flies under the radar nationally, but that won't last long. Again in Game 1 on Wednesday night, he was one of the more noticeable Rangers, throwing his body around with unrelenting force, making the Washington Capitals earn every inch of ice around him. [Editor's note: In Saturday's ...

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