To be honest I had few expectations going into this year’s post-season. The Rangers were looking up going into the playoffs but they were going against a team that absolutely hit their stride this season. There isn’t a team in the league hotter right now than the Washington Capitals. Now the Rangers are down in the series 2 games.
Is all hope lost yet? Not quite. The Rangers were pretty bad in game 2 but were still in it till’ the very end. If a bounce goes their way they also could have walked away victorious. It would have been a stolen victory for sure, but it would have evened the series.
The Rangers though aren’t going to come back in this series by playing pretty hockey. They’re going to have to play really physical and score dirty goals. Oh and driving the net would help in that regard. They’re not going to score on odd man rushes, against the run of play, or just flying down the ice in general. They’re going to have to grind down low, win battles, and score from point blank. It’s disappointing that that’s the only way they can win, but it is what it is I guess.
Now’s the time to jump back in the series. You have the fans back on your side and your at home. Very important the Rangers score the first goal tomorrow as that will provide a huge lift for the team. It might end up being the goal that gets them back in the series.
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