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04-12-2010, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Kind of Blue View Post
Over the course of an 8-month, 82-game season, a breakaway contest is what separated the playoff-bound Flyers and the golf course-bound Rangers. It really did come down to what equates to the flip of a coin.
I think the singular performance of one player - our goalie - gives that illusion, but the numbers tell the story of that game. Additionally, over the course of the 82-game season, let's not forget the Rangers had to deal with no injuries the likes of Gagne's and Emery's.

Gagne had 40 points in 58 games. Take a comparable scorer off the Rangers for more than a quarter of the season, and the Rangers aren't sniffing the 8 seed. Force the Rangers into starting a goalie of Brian Boucher's caliber for 26 games, and the same happens.

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Originally Posted by broadwayblue
And neither of them would/will win the Stanley Cup this year...so it's really a moot point.
True that.

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