Got a feeling Talbot is going to get lit up with the Oils quick offense. He doesn't do well with cross-ice passes through his crease. And they are very deceptive and creative. D will need to limit shots to the outside and Keep.It.Simple.Stupid.
I guess the main challenge tonight is to stay 100% focused on this game and this game only.
- A 4 game winning streak does NOT mean you're invincible and can cash in victories with only 90% effort.
- The PITT game isn't until tomorrow. A great result there would be very welcome, however, it shouldn't occupy their mind tonight.
- There is probably plenty of anticipation in the team surrounding the olympic competition (or break) coming up. National team coaches and girlfriends calling out for attention and possibly distracting from tonight's game. Not ideal.
Kreider not being on the score sheet is not indicative of hos he's played.
He's played well over the last few games, points or no points.
Seems like the Rangers are finally rolling three scoring lines because if Stepan's line is quite, Zuccs is stepping up. If Zucc's like is quiet Richards line is more noticable.
Teams are stating to pick their poision with the Rangers and have keyed in on stopping the big boys (Nash and Kreider) which is allowing others to step up. When the opposing teams chooses a different poision, the big boys will pick it up.
With a team like the Oilers the key is just to possess the puck more than them (duh). Their team D is bad and as long as your'e pressing on offense you're not letting their good offensive players get a chance to creating scoring opportunities on you. IF you take lots of penalties and run around a lot and let them hold onto the puck then they WILL score on you. If the Oilers have one thing it's guys who can score if given the opportunity