The Rangers need to work on some set breakout plays. They keep sending it up along the board and getting it trapped.
When you watch Boston and Detroit for example, they have a guy cruising through the middle, coming towards the board and the players there. So the guy that is along the board, half-way up the zone, can deflect it softly towards the middle, where someone's coming at full speed ready to carry it out of the zone. And they do very well with it.
The Rangers just keep tossing it up there and getting crammed in.
I would be okay with Spezza not coming back. I'm so tired of looking at his goofy mug grinning all the time. Crappy that they miss the high stick on Girardi and then the goal comes. Gotta play better... we haven't looked like the better team in the last two, maybe three games.
I guess we'll see what this team is made of in the 3rd period. Championship level teams step up in the face of adversity....the team just got hit with a haymaker in the 2nd. Do they have what it takes to get off the canvas and take back control of the fight.
We're getting straight up outclassed by an 8 seed that has one of its best players injured. Let's face it the Senators are the better team. This year was a fluke and we'll go back to be the 7 or 8 seed next year, since this year was an anomaly.