They Don’t Come Easy

I give the Rangers all the credit in the world for pulling that game out last night. Tying things up with 6 seconds left and then winning in OT was amazing, but do they have to keep doing this to me?

Last night was their 12th playoff game and in all but three of them, the final difference has been a single goal. This series has now seen four-straight contests with a single goal differential and two of those games have gone to OT.  This is edge of your seat hockey and these games are very draining to watch.  I can only imagine what I would have felt like if they had taken that game through a couple of OT’s last night.

But, while I would love to see the Rangers win in a landslide, the important thing is that they keep winning.  Wednesday is going to be a brutal game, you know the Washington crowd will be loud and into it from the get go.  New York needs to do what they did in Game 5, come out and dominate play.  Last night, they out-shot Washington 17-4 in the first period.  Contrast that with Game 4 where they were out-shot 14-3 in the first.  It’s hard to keep that level of intensity up and in both games it reversed to the other team in the second period, but the Rangers need to get off to a good start.

Wednesday will also present the dilemma of the Rangers and Knicks playing each other at almost the same time.  It’s too bad the schedule makers couldn’t find a way around that, but such is life.

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  • blmeanie  On May 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    there have been plenty of times where I rotated between three important games, Bruins/Celtics in playoffs and Sox vs. a Yankees or whatever in prior years.

    The “last” button comes in handy on nights like that.

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