Look no further than alternate captain Brad Richards as the main reason why the Rangers’ power play has fizzled. His overall game has disintegrated during the finals.
The Rangers’ Most Important Line Took A Beating In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. That cannot happen again if the Blueshirts are really serious about beating the Kings.
Game 1 goat Dan Girardi knows the Rangers can’t think about the past if they hope to raise the Cup in the near future. The best way to move on would be with a win Saturday.
It’s one thing to get by the Flyers, Penguins and Canadiens without consistent contributions from No. 61. The Kings are a different kind of animal, as we saw in Game 1.
The money is on the table in Game 6, and Tokarski was quite shaky in Game 5. No matter what Therrien says publicly about his goalie, this rookie is going to have to play the game of his life to slow down the Rangers’ offense.
In the end, you don’t want to bet against Lundqvist in a seven-game series. He knows how to come up with his best game when it’s all on the line, and that will lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final.
Price won the gold medal over Lundqvist at the Sochi Olympics. This time, Lundqvist will get the better of Price and lead the Blueshirts to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since that magical year of 1994.
The Rangers’ offense wasn’t good enough before. One coach and one year later, it still isn’t good enough.
Every person inside the Garden deserves a full refund for being subjected to the sloppy, out-of-sync, uninspired hockey produced by the Rangers.
That series-opening overtime win against the Penguins less than a week ago is now a distant memory as the Rangers have dropped three straight since — including back-to-back losses at MSG.
The Penguins handed New York three consecutive power play opportunities – and the Blueshirts failed to cash in. What unfolded was the most timid skating any fan has ever seen.
The combination of Vigneault’s fresh approach and the natural skill and athleticism possessed by this current group of Rangers means that all the old history between the Pens and Blueshirts can be thrown out the window.
If you think momentum is going to be a big factor in Wednesday night’s seventh game between the Rangers and the Flyers, think again.
Here’s what the Rangers must correct if they are to win Game 7 and advance to a second-round meeting with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
If there was any remaining doubt over his popularity, Daniel Carcillo fully won over Rangers fans with his Game 3 performance. He’s not the villain anymore. He’s their villain.