Now, even with his focus on his own club’s series against Carolina, he can marvel at all the local teams playing at once.

“It’s a special thing to have everyone involved,” “He said” “It doesn’t happen too often.”

There will have been over 120,000 fans attending the games through Saturday. Lucas Whitehead is a 27-year-old Canadian from Saskatchewan who visited the area. to You can also attend a The conference was held at the United Nations to discuss indigenous governance. He purchased an Islanders jersey and marveled at the atmosphere of the UBS Arena’s first playoff game.

“The energy in here was like nothing I’ve seen before,” he said after Friday’s game. “I’ve been to a lot of arenas. We went to M.S.G. and the Prudential Center, and I’ve been to a lot in Canada. This was the craziest.”

It was the Garden that came to The Rangers-Devils match brought life back to Saturday. Rangers’ fans were not only present in Newark when their team won, but they also made themselves heard at home. and Fans sing their own goal song and The walls can vibrate and create a The team is experiencing a surge of energy.

“It’s amazing — it’s one of the cooler experiences you’ll have,” Mika Zibijad, the Rangers’ center, spoke after practice Friday about two hours later than the Knicks, who had also practiced the same day in Westchester County. “It’s hard to explain it to someone who’s not on the ice and doesn’t get to be part of it in that moment.”

The number of teams in the local area will decrease as the playoffs progress into May. The excitement could get even better. The Rangers could be in for a thrilling season. and Islanders win their series, the two rivals, whose fan bases generally loathe each other, would meet in the second round, their first postseason encounter since the Rangers swept the Islanders in that fateful spring of ’94.

It would be a good fit for Filip Chytil. He is a Czech native. Before joining the Rangers in 2017, Chytil played one year professionally for the Czech team PSG Zlín and Its rivalry with HC Kometa Brno is fierce. The Islanders were a tough opponent. New York Would be even more intense.