Callahan: "This Is What You Play For"

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Practices are done and it's time for the real thing. After three days of practice in preparation for their first round matchup witht he Washington Capitals, the Blueshirts are ready for Game 1 Thursday night.

After practice on Wednesday, several players, including Ryan Callahan, Henrik Lundqvist and Rick Nash, spoke to the media about the excitement about finally getting to play, their matchup with the Capitals and what they have to do to be successful.

Watch the players talk about all these topics, then sound off in the comments section below.