If you are on the New York Rangers you know it’s Stanley Cup or bust, but now it should be about finding the back of the net. The rangers “Big Guns” are shooting blanks, and not they are in for one big fight.
The New York Rangers are making Marc-Andre Fleury look like the best goalie in the game, and up until this series he has looked like one of the worst. Over the past two games the rangers have put 84 shots on goal, only managing to score three times. If the Rangers want to get back into this fight their “Big Three” need to get back to work.
During the 2014 Playoffs Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis, and Rich Nash have only managed to score five goals. The Rangers as a team have only scored 22 goals in their ten Playoffs games. The second round could end quickly if the Rangers are planning on just riding starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Lundqvist has been “King” holding court night in and night out, but even a King needs some rest. Over the past ten games his numbers are nothing short of unbelievable (GAA 2.08, SV% .922). Luckily the NHL has decided it’s time for the Rangers to get some rest.
The Rangers have been on the bad side of the schedule, having to play two back to back games; one in each series. With a little luck New York will find their form, or the light will go out for the Blue Shirts.