5. More Traffic in front of Anderson
This should be obvious by now, traffic in the goalie crease creates chances. End of story. Fortunately, the Rangers were able to proceed past the Montreal Canadiens despite creating little trouble for Carey Price. Now, the same problem has followed the team into the series against Ottawa, and the same rules apply.
If the Rangers intend of continuing their playoff series, they must begin by changing their game plan inside of the offensive zone. Outside of a few players, namely Rick Nash, the Rangers’ forward group has been reluctant to get in the opposing goaltender’s line of vision and create second-hand opportunities.
Organized madness is one of the most efficient ways of burying those game-tying or game-sealing goals. Players such as Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes must take the opportunity to use their big frames to block Craig Anderson’s sight, and collect rebounds.