i had the dilemma this year. My youngest son, (in Coast Guard in L.I.) has lived in NY for about 6-7 years. He had a Stevens jersey (given to him by ex lady friend) and we would meet at Devils games once in a blue moon. (we also met at PC for year we chose Larsson)
About a month ago, his bride to be posts a picture (text) of her pulling a Ryan McDonagh jersey out of clothes dryer! Initially, I was blown away, he is going to have to strike a balance of liking both teams. he's a big Yankee's fan, and went to a couple MSG games.
In spite of losing, Rangers were in every game except #3. Lundquist was really good, so were other (individual Rangers sporadically. They have a lot to be proud of. Relief!