Eh I don't know about Hank outplaying Smith. Smith was on his game and held his composure throughout, especially during Gabby's penalty shot. I think they played pretty evenly. Aucoin had Hank beat on that wrister too.
Didn't know Lundqvist was supposed to stop the pucks that aren't going in too
only 3 teams in the East have more wins against the WC than us, Philly, Pittsburgh, and Bawstun. Each have 1 more win than us.
No team in the NHL has more points than us
No team in the NHL has a better winning percentage than us
No team in the NHL has more ROW wins than us
In the East only the Atlantic division has 4 teams currently in the top 8. The Rangers have the best record in the East (and the NHL) despite having to play against the hardest division in the East. The Rangers are 9-1 against that Atlantic division, next best record? 4-3-1 by Philly.
is this team perfect? No. But nitpicking their ability to win regulation games against the Western Conference (they have a good winning record against the west) is kinda petty imho.
Easy bud, I'm just playing around. I'm not superstitious like that, i've just noticed a trend.