The Rangers will watch Game 7 of the Western Conference finals tonight to find out if they will be flying Monday to Chicago or Los Angeles to begin the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night.

“There’s nothing else to watch,” center Derick Brassard joked. “I love watching hockey games and, obviously, we want to know who we’re going to play. We only played those teams two times each this year, so we’re just going to watch it and see what’s going to happen. Hopefully, they’re going to go four overtimes.”

“Anything can happen,” right wing Martin St. Louis said. “If you look at that series, Chicago wins one and is up 2-0 in the second game and L.A. just takes over from that point on and go up 3-1. Then, in that Game (5), Chicago gets up 2-0 and, boom, L.A. comes back, now we have a game and then Chicago (wins in overtime). You just look at every shift and anything can happen at any time and the momentum can shift so fast and it’s such a hard thing to keep and to get.

“Momentum is such a big part of a series and you’ve seen both teams with it and both teams kind of taking it from the other team and it’s going to be a pretty good Game 7, I believe.”

The players will be watching it differently than the coaches, but some will be doing some personal scouting as well.

“I think you’re definitely looking for different things,” right wing Rick Nash said. “Obviously the coaches are going to give us a game plan. But you’re always looking for goalie tendencies, what the d-men do, how they play the one on ones, you’re always looking for those things. As a fan, too, the hockey’s been great. The last couple of games have been fun to watch.”

“I think it’s 50-50 – as a fan, but also you try to see what they like to do,” goatlender Henrik Lundqvist said. “We only played them twice, so we kind of know what to expect, but we’re going to have meetings in the next couple of days to go over what they like to do. But, a big part of me just likes watching the games right now. It’s intense out there. It’s good speed and great players making great plays, good goaltending. So, it’s fun to watch the game.

“So, I’m a fan, but also will try to learn a little bit.”

The Rangers were 1-1-0 against the Kings this season and 2-0-0 against the Blackhawks, but they know they are going to have their hands full again either opponent. The Blackhawks are the defending Stanley Cup champions and the Kings won the Cup two years ago.

As Rangers coach Alain Vigneault put it, it’s a “pick your poison” situation.

“They’re battle tested,” Vigneault said. “They’ve both played on the big stage. They’ve both won. They have different styles. Obviously, L.A. is a little bit bigger. What both teams do (is) they both have a puck possession game that make it’s real hard for you to get it back, so a different challenge, but two real good teams.”

Having played the first nine seasons of his NHL career in the Western Conference with Columbus, Nash knows both teams well.

“I played against those teams a lot,” he said. “They’ve both got stars, they’ve got guys that can skate. It’ll be tough either way.”