Torts needs to keep McD and Girardi's icetime down. Get MDZ and Stralman over 20 minutes and let Staal play 25. I'd rather go into the playoffs as the 4 seed with a rested defense than as a #1 seed with a god-awful defense.
I'm a wide-eyed optimist and always figure the Rangers are going to win.
Unless they play like they have the last few games. I hope they spent every hour since the Devils loss in the hyperbaric chamber, getting oxygen to their tired muscles, but more importantly to their impaired brains.
Make no mistake, this is an important game. It all depends on the approach. If top guys get less TOI, and it shows, I am okay with that.
As long as they stop all the lousy, stupid giveaways and at least establish a forecheck and play Rangers hockey, I will be happy.
great watch him get his first career.. i can see the interview already play a simple game and stay out of the box unless its defending a teammate. they do have some grit in Neil Greening Smith and Konopka