New York Rangers are Shooting Blanks

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.

Tags: Brad Richards Henrik Lundqvist Marc Andre Fleury Martin St. Louis Metropolitan Division New York Rangers NHL Playoffs Rick Nash

  • Nathan McDaniel

    Excuses….All I know is the Pens had the same back to back games on their schedule, what are they just better at handling that type of back to back play?
    Marc A.Fleury is a great net minder, he’s proving it now… not because New York’s “king” of the net can’t stop a beach ball right now, or their so called “top three” can’t sore, but because Pittsburgh has stepped up and are showing everyone what a Stanley cup championship team looks like.

    • joea99

      Nonsense. The Pens played a 6 game series NONE of those games were back to back. The Rangers played a hard 7 game series against a much more physical team, the last two back to back.

      Then ONE day off and on to Pittsburgh. Then a back to back. Can you do the math?

      Flower LOOKS good, because the Rangers are putting the puck on his chest, into his leg pads, or into his glove. He does not even have to move, most of the time. Or, his best friends, THE POST and CROSSBAR help him out.

      Listen, Pen boy, Flower was BEATEN and save by the post, enough times to have won each game.

      Now, if the Rangers powerless play would click once in a while . . .

      • Nathan McDaniel

        This is the playoffs, schedules are not always perfect, and traveling screws their performance up at times too, but when you can adjust for any aspect of the game, it shows your full ability of the team. The pens still aren’t full capacity playing right now, but they’re winning, and our faith in our goalie is as strong as the steel post that happens to be where the other teams pucks land. They should aim for the open part of the net next time…
        I’ll agree, the pwr ply of New York is less than a challenge for the Pens, but if they continue to step up their game and relax more on the ice, Pitt will have their hands full trying moving up from here.

        Good luck this evening either way….