From June 4-20, BlueshirtsUnited.com is counting down some of the most memorable moments for several Rangers players in 2011-12. We continue today with a look back at defenseman Ryan McDonagh's season. In 2011-12, McDonagh laid the foundation for what should be an All-Star career -- forming a remarkable shutdown pair with Dan Girardi and finishing second to Girardi on the team and among the league's top 10 with 182 blocked shots. He also showed his remarkable offensive upside, notching seven goals and 32 points in 82 games. McDonagh had a knack for thriving in the clutch, as the highlights below reveal. We celebrate his 23rd birthday today by featuring five great moments from his second pro season.
No. 5 -- May 25 at New Jersey (Round 3, Game 6)
McDonagh emerges from behind net to set up Ruslan Fedotenko for Rangers' first goal.
No. 4 -- Feb. 14 at Boston
McDonagh scores from top of left circle with 11.8 seconds left in first period for 2-0 lead.
No. 3 -- March 27 at Minnesota
McDonagh sets up Ruslan Fedotenko for the game-winning goal at 13:37 of third period.
No. 2 -- Oct. 20 at Calgary
McDonagh swoops in for winning goal with just 1.5 seconds left in overtime.
No. 1 -- May 2 at Washington (Round 2, Game 3)