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Congratulations to the 2015 Eastern Conference Champions!

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Congrats to the Game 7-winning goalie! And congrats to New York too!
Congrats to the Game 7-winning goalie! And congrats to New York too!
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

"CONGRATS NEW YORK!" the weekend Modell's Sporting Goods ad says.

To which we say: THANKS!

Look, these things are going to happen, as Must Have Product Now! logistics can be dificult when the sporting outcome is not guaranteed -- despite what so many Smurfs fans (and Isles' woe-is-our-apocalypse fans) would've had you believe heading into Game 7.

That said, no the Rangers did not win Game 7 Friday. Instead, deliciously, they were shut out for the second time in a row on home ice, losing a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden and turning every narrative about clutchitude and *Henrik Lundqvist's magic and Nash Is Back and what-have-you on its head.

*I actually feel for Lundqvist, who is amazing, but still must cheer his chase of the "best goalie to never win a Cup" honor. Your fan hate mileage may vary.

I now pray for the misinformed third-world children who will receive all those ugly, inaccurate t-shirts.

Anyway, aside from the graphics that went with it, I couldn't say it any better than the Modell's ad did: Congrats New York! And congrats to the 2015 Eastern Conference Champions!

Woo! Ding-dong, the witch is dead. It is now safe for summer.

P.S. Congrats to Dan Boyle too! It's really worked out for the best for everybody.