Three goals on six shots in the final two periods? They were good shots, but he's got to do better on goals 2 and 3. Seemed like the few glaring mistakes the Rangers made, the puck ended up behind Lundqvist.
Granted, he did make a couple big saves in the OT, and in the first.
At least they got in, and they did it in a place they don't usually win in front of my fellow North Carolina Ranger fans.
I don't think any of us are being unrealistic. I personally think that if they play at their best, they have a shot at it all -- but realistically do I expect that with their persistent problems with consistency? No.
Just excited to know for sure that this team is in the playoffs. Huge weight off the shoulders. I totally understand being pessimistic with this team's performance in the last almost two decades -- but jesus, that really can't be fun from the perspective of being a fan. At the very least it means you get to watch two more weeks of your favorite team playing hockey and as a HOCKEY fan, you should be happy for that at the very least. And its playoff hockey -- the best type.
That may be the case, but if you don't let yourself get excited once in a while... it really is not even fun to watch. Just be happy. Jesus you guys are downers.
Last year was fun, and exciting from pretty much game one to game 82, and the entire playoffs.
It's even pretty fun and exciting when a team has low expectations and squeaks in. However this team underachieved all year, played with little heart and was all around a huge disappointment, and I don't expect anything else in the playoffs either. So no, not much about this year has been fun or exciting, not to mention the lockout. Excuse me for being in the extreme minority at the moment.