I'm far more worried about Lucic's offensive abilities than his fighting/hitting/running Lundqvist.
Say Eminger and Moore are the defensemen on the ice. Lucic runs into Lundqvist. What would you have them do?
I would obviously have them look away and pretend nothing ever happened -- Sarcasm aside, you can't allow Lucic to establish himself in front of Lundqvist whether it's agressively or not. Granted this will become a problem when Boston begins to struggle against Lundqvist and the team.
Lundqvist is this teams MVP and you do everything and anything you can to enable his ability to stay in his zone.
I'm worried that there's not enough pressure on the team. Can we lie and tell them it's an elimination game?
This. I could see the NYR coming out flat, thinking with all of the injuries on the Boston D, that they can just show up and score. I hope Torts lights a fire under them before this game.
I think this is a huge game. If the Rangers can take advantage of the inexperience on the backside, the pressure is squarely on Boston. However, if Boston can get a win with half of their D missing, it will do a lot for their confidence.