Thread: Post-Game Talk: 3 Stars and GBR: #55 Rangers @ Boston
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02-14-2012, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
What the Rangers have done here is quite impressive. Alot of teams build around a centerpiece player, but what we've done is actually build a system around an elite goaltender. The way we play is tailor-made to produce outside shots and limit second opportunities....the kind of saves an elite like Henrik eats up. He's still as great as he always was, but these days he's not having to constantly rob guys like he had to on the Jagr teams.
This is a great point. Torts and Slats have recognized they have an amazing opportunity with a world-class goaltender in Lundqvist to build a system upon defense and minimizing offensive opportunity for the opposing teams. Works fantastically in Lundqvist's favor, and thus the Rangers' favor.

We're able to capitalize on offensive opportunities, grab a lead and defensively shut down the opposition thereafter. Even though the Bruins had the puck mostly in the our zone tonight, there weren't too many great opportunities. Most shots were from the outside and from the points. Our D cleared the front of the net well, and the rest was history.

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