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03-13-2007, 11:28 PM
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WhipNash27
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2 Goal Leads (With Stats)

So I looked through every game the Rangers played this season and found out which games the Rangers scored the first two goals of the game. Then I figured out which of these games they lost in regulation & which were lost in shootout/ot. Then I found out which games they won after scoring the first two goals. I then found in which of those games they had blown the two goal lead (the opponent tied the game after the Rangers were winning 2-0) and the Rangers still managed to win.

LOSSES
10/14 vs. BUF
12/21 vs. FLA
12/23 vs. TBL
02/05 vs. DET
02/24 vs. CBJ
03/13 vs. OTT

OTL/SOL
02/22 vs. NJD (SO)
03/01 vs. PIT (SO)
03/10 vs. PIT (OT)

WINS
11/02 vs. SJS
11/10 vs. ATL
11/19 vs. TBL
11/21 vs. CAR
12/09 vs. OTT
12/30 vs. WAS
01/04 vs. PHI
02/09 vs. TBL
02/18 vs. CHI
02/27 vs. MTL

WINS AFTER BLOWN 2 GOAL LEAD
11/08 vs. FLA
01/06 vs. MTL

Total Record: 12-6-3

This means the Rangers lost a total of 15 points in games where they were winning 2-0 and gained a total of 27 points. In hind sight, the Rangers could have 91 points right now which would put them 1 point behind New Jersey and 3 points behind Buffalo. However, 1 OT loss was against NJD, so drop them 2 points so they'd be at 90. Same goes with Buffalo, drop them 2 and they are at 92. Rangers would be 1 point back of #1 in the conference.

What's more disturbing is that 6 of the blown lead losses occurred since February with a total of 9 blown 2-0 leads in February/March. In that time span, the Rangers have played a total of 19 games. This means since February 1, the Rangers have squandered 2-0 leads in 47.37% of their games. That's ugly.


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