We have to fix the defense for the rest of the series. Playing with fire to continuously sit back like this at let them take wrist shots from the point which lead to deflections in front as well as long sustained offensive pressure since we aren't aggressive enough trying to retrieve too much. Also absolutely can never play the prevent defense late in games - at least against a team with a bunch of guys with great shots like Washington.
Oh and also, despite the last PPG, the powerplay for the most part sucked and really needs to get going.
Very good game tonight though. Lundqvist will be better and eventually Nash will show up.
Amazing how the Rangers have scored 8 goals in the last two games, and most of them coming from secondary scorers. If Nash decides to take off his invisibility cloak and Staal returns for good, I like our chances in the series.
Anyone who doesn't appreciate what Anton Stralman does for this team, is not watching the games. He's been a stellar top 4 defensemen with Marc Staal out. He's step up in a time the Rangers needed a defensemen to step up.