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The second season begins tonight, as the Rangers open the postseason against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center.

After today's morning skate, Chris Kreider, who bursted onto the scene around this time last year in the playoffs, spoke with BlueshirtsUnited.com's Jim Cerny about the start of the playoffs, his opportunity to take on a bigger role due to injuries and the excitement of getting back into the swing of things following a four-day gap between games.

Watch Kreider discuss all these topics, then share your comments below.

May 2 - 5:34pm