NEW YORK -- Dominic Moore wore the Broadway Hat signifying the players' choice for the New York Rangers' player of the game. He was also named the first star of the game Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
These accolades, all well-deserved, only came Moore's way because he scored the winning goal for the Rangers on Saturday in their 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.
If somebody else scored, that player would have gotten the accolades, but if it were up to Moore's teammates, every story written about the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs would include at least a passing mention of No. 28 in blue, white and red.