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03-04-2011, 03:45 PM
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The Pens and Caps have winning % of over 90% when they score 3 or more goals. The Rangers have 24 wins out of 33 (73%) in 3+ goal efforts, which is the lowest % among the Top 10 teams in the Eastern Conference, often by a wide margin.

Combine with this the fact that only the Devils, Senators and Panthers have fewer 3+ goal games than the Rangers (tied with Isles) in the EC and it'd be hard to expect a stellar season.

Yes, the goaltending obviously allowed even more goals in those games but again, the Rangers were outSCORED.

If you want to put the team possibly missing the playoffs on the goaltending rather than scoring, why not just extend that all the way to the Cup? If Lundqvist could only play "like he should" all the time, the Rangers would almost never lose, right? Just like how goaltending 'lost' the series to the Caps in '09...

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