Do you believe the Rangers can come back and win the series? This poll is to gauge the confidence levels of us NYR fans in our forum. While we're not very talented, the Caps are not series closers. Just last year they coughed up a 3-1 lead and lost in game 7. As a matter of fact, Boudreu has never NOT coached his way to a 7 game series. Thoughts?
I believed they could do it at Game 1, they sure as hell can do it now. It will take a miracle but they've been handing a lot of those out this year. (see: Blackhawks, San Jose game 3, Washington game 4)
That doesn't mean I'm not proud of this team though. Despite having some major injuries and Gaborik being non-existent (he's still hurt IMO), they've managed to make the playoffs and give the Caps a run for their money.
If they can come back, I'll be absolutely shocked.
I know it's the season of miracles and all but it's not gonna happen. When you have close to 40% of your roster losing their playoff cherry you needed your veteran leadership to step up the other night, on top of that the skill gap and you have an elimination that will probably happen Saturday but no later than Game 6.
There always is that opportunity in a series where the door opens for the lesser team to push through the door and state "We are here for a war. Bring it.". That opportunity came and went on Wednesday night.