New York Rangers centre P.E.I. native Brad Richards is keen to return to Montreal for a playoff matchup against the Canadiens.

Richards told reporters in New York there's no bigger stage than Montreal.

"It's the greatest place to play our sport. We don't have a bad place either. We've got passionate fans," he said.

"It's going to be an exciting series. I've been fortunate enough to play in the playoffs up there and there's really nothing like it. I can't wait to get up there."

New York and Montreal begin the Eastern Conference final Saturday afternoon. The game starts 2 p.m. AT on CBC TV.