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On Friday night the Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers series came to a culmination in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Needless to say, tickets were going for a pretty penny. To be rinkside? That was really going to cost you.

Good thing one super-chill bro was willing to dish out the cash necessary to get a coveted front-row seat and give this entertaining interview:

His reasoning for throwing out hundreds like candy is very sound:

"Benjamin Franklin is killin' the game!"

He was also unfazed when asked whether he knew tickets were going for as much as $19,200, and that he could have turned quite a profit:

"Yeah I know, that would have been cool, but you know what? I gotta see the Rangers win. I could have blown all that money on water. I don't really drink alcohol. It's cool."

It's cool, bro. Everything's cool.

If only the Rangers had won and we could watch the chillest bro in the game flash his bling rinkside for another series. Oh well, it's cool.

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Stanley Cup -- Kings or Rangers?

The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers will square off for the Stanley Cup, meaning for the first time since 1981 -- provided we don't count Anaheim and New Jersey -- L.A. and NYC will square off in the finals of one of the U.S. and Canada's four major sports. Which team will win? Which city do you prefer? Cast your votes below!

  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

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      57%
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      43%

    Discuss (Total votes: 238,483)

  • Which team has the better defense?

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      58%
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      42%

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  • Which team has the better offense?

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      68%
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      32%

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  • Who is the better goaltender?

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  • Who is the better coach?

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  • Which team are you rooting for to win the Stanley Cup?

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  • Which city do you prefer?

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  • Which playoffs have been better so far?

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Your NHL playoff predictions?

Which team will win each second-round playoff series? Cast your votes below!

  • Which team will win Game 7 of the Bruins-Canadiens series in Boston?

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  • How will the Ducks-Kings series play out? (Ducks lead 3-2)

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Three Game 7s in the NHL

Tonight's going to be an exciting night for hockey fans, as three of the Stanley Cup playoff series will drop the puck on their respective Game 7s. Wayne Simmonds' hat trick last night helped the Flyers force a deciding Game 7 against the Rangers, the Sharks face an interesting goaltending decision in their decisive matchup against the Kings, and the Avalanche will try to come back after a disastrous third period against the Wild in their Game 6. It's often been said that the NHL has the most intense playoff series in all of sports, and tonight's slate of games will likely show why that's true.

Which league has the best playoff Game 7s?

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  • Who should start in goal for the Sharks in Game 7?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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NHL playoff predictions?

The first round of the NHL playoffs is well underway, with some series over and others staying close to the end. What are your predictions?

Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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    58%
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    42%

Discuss (Total votes: 32,465)

  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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      58%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 37,530)

  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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      42%
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      58%

    Discuss (Total votes: 40,353)

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