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04-28-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Let's see how they do in the playoffs.

Rangers wins post TDD:

Vs. Pittsburgh (6-1)
Vs. Carolina (4-1)
Vs. Toronto (3-2 SO)
Vs. New York Islanders (1-0 OT)
Vs. Florida (6-1)
Vs. Buffalo (8-4)
Vs. New Jersey (4-1)
Vs. Carolina (4-3)
Vs. New Jersey (4-0)

So one blowout win vs. the Pens without Sid, one OT win where we were heavily outplayed and win vs. the Leafs in a shootout gimmick. Only games won vs. Playoff teams.
We are also 4th in the NHL in +/- and 6th in Fenwick Close. A regression in our Sh% has sent our G/G from cellar-dwelling to average in an very short timespan.

I've been maintaining since ~game 20 that this is a fundamentally good team that has been struggling with poor shooting luck, something that always regresses to the mean in the long run. Bringing in Zuccarello and shoring up our center depth with Brassard has only improved us further. Let's just hope that the bad shooting stays away in the small sample of games that is the playoffs, it has still reared its ugly head from time to time down the stretch.

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