Thread: Post-Game Talk: ECQF Game #4: Rangers at Sens
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04-19-2012, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by German Way of War View Post
I'll just reiterate that 5 of the last 6 SC champs went 6 or 7 in the 1st round.

Montreal (6) was tied 2-2 against Boston (3) in 2011
Nashville (7) was up 2-1 against Chicago (2) in 2010
Philly (5) was down 2-3 against Pitts (4) in 2009
Nashville (8) was tied 2-2 against Detroit (1) in 2008
Montreal (7) was tied 2-2 against Carolina (2) in 2006

Montreal has lost two series where they won the 1st two games on the road. They pulled the same thing in 1996 against the Rangers at MSG.

The Rangers will be fine. Ottawa knows if they win, they will be crushed by Boston in the next round. They were supposed to be a bottom-10 team this year. They added a little excitement to their season with some gritty play. Big deal.

Rangers have higher goals. I think they absolutely dominate them in Game 5.
We can't dominate them if we decide to play large portions of the game in our end. Simple as that.

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