Nick Mangold took full advantage of some incredible seats for Tuesday night’s New York Rangers game.
The Jets offensive lineman and some teammates were hooked up with prime seats just behind the Pittsburgh Penguins’ bench for Game 3 of the teams’ NHL playoffs first-round series.
Mangold, wearing a Henrik Lundqvist jersey, was all kinds of fired up and could be seen at multiple times during the game giving the Penguins the business.
Mangold even got a little carried away. In fact, the New York Post reported that Madison Square Garden security had to tell 6-foot-3, 295-pound center to calm down a little bit.
“On Tuesday, he was seen giving it to the Penguins before they took the ice in the third period,” the Post story reads, “and was so out of control, security came over a few times to tell him to calm down, a source said. The Rangers declined to comment.”
Mangold also declined to comment, though the Post reported Mangold’s main targets were Penguins star Sidney Crosby and assistant coach Rick Tocchet.
Mangold’s trash talk didn’t make much of a difference, though. The Penguins won the game to take a 2-1 series lead, but there is something of a silver lining for Rangers fans … at least Rangers fans who happen to be Jets fans.
In addition to Mangold and Jets wide receiver Eric Decker, free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald was in attendance. Maybe (?) that’s good news for the Jets, who are in the middle of a reported negotiating dispute with Fitzgerald.