Show Some Pride

Here’s a stat from last night’s Rangers killer. The Rangers had not lost a game in regulation where they led after two periods since February 4th, 2010. It was 99-straight games since it had last happened. They picked a really lousy time for that streak to end.

Could the Rangers pull off the unthinkable? Well there are two things that make me think it could be possible. The first is that Henrik was Henrik last night. The defense in front of him was uncharacteristically terrible. If that becomes better the Rangers certainly have a very good shot to win any game. The second thing is this. These Bruins are also one of the very few teams in  history to have ever lost a series in which they led 3-0. They did it in 2010 when they blew a 3-0 lead in Game 7 after losing Games 4, 5 and 6. Now the chances of the Rangers getting anywhere near a Game 7 are slim. But, if the Rangers win Game 4 and then win Game 5 in Boston, the echoes of that 2010 collapse will be an added distraction for the Bruins to face over the final 2 games.

But realistic Rangers’ fans will settle for less at this point. We would like to see the Rangers show some grit and go out and win on Thursday. Don’t get swept on your home ice. It’s a far cry from where we were a week ago, but a realistic one.

 

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  • blmeanie  On May 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Must win…for Bruins

    • nysportsfanatic  On May 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Wait a sec, the other day you said it was going 6 or 7.

      Things would be interesting if the Rangers won today, but the Bruins would still have another game of cushion and Game 7 at home.

  • blmeanie  On May 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I was saying bruins needed this one, to your post, of what could happen if they lost today…

  • blmeanie  On May 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Never expected them up 3-0

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