New York Rangers: Reasons not to Worry About the Defense in the Playoffs

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Mar 12, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers players celebrate a goal by defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) as Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar (21) reacts in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports. /

5. Skilled Offense

What’s the best way to not be concerned about the defense? Concentrate on the offense, of course!

The New York Rangers are an offensive team, and there is no doubt about that. Their skill up front will definitely be able to take away from any insecurities on the back end.

The Rangers maintained a top five position in scoring throughout nearly the entire regular season. There were points when it wasn’t as productive, and the defense was able to keep the games at a low score. However, the most important thing to remember is that so long as the offense can maintain their high-scoring, the defense won’t have to work as hard.