Yesterday evening the world wide leader in sports embarked on a journey to crown athletic achievement. Comparable to a Grammy or an Academy Award, the ESPY's are hosted and presented in a laid back atmosphere by renown celebrity personalities from diverse mediums. Amid the nominees seated at the Nokia Theater were two current and beloved New York Rangers. Both of whom were drafted by the team in 2000.
This tweet, filled with promise, also signified the second Blueshirt sighting of the night. Two hours into the prestigious gala, Henrik Lundqvist presented the award for "Best Comeback Athlete" with Jordana Brewster of Fast and Furious fame. While it would have been ideal to bask in the glory of Ranger comradery, Dominic Moore lost to NBA guard Russell Westbrook. Defeat, in this case, only enhanced the importance of 28's comeback trail. After an 18 month sabbatical to care and grieve for his ailing wife Katie, Moore returned to hockey in the 2013 off season. He eventually inked a one year contract to reclaim his red, white, and blue stripes; leading New York to their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years.
Usually referred to as the backbone of the team, Lundqvist recently completed a 33 win season of record breaking proportions. Despite the ground he covered this year, he was also unsuccessful in bringing home an ESPY statuette. "Best NHL Player" was awarded to rival athlete, Sidney Crosby. Not to worry Garden Faithful, we still have something to celebrate. The Rangers are still the only professional hockey team in ESPY history to be crowned "Best Team"!