Back during the 2008-09 season, when the prior defensive guru Tom Renney was running things (until he was fired on Feb 23, 2009) the Rangers perfected the strategy of grinding out ties and hoping to win games during the OT or shootout. During that season the Ranges won 10 of 16 shootouts, thank you Hank. The Rangers eventually limped into the playoff that season in 7th place under Torts.
Last night's game reminds us how that strategy again might well be the ticket to the promised land. The Rangers won a 2-1 shootout victory over the 'Canes.
Leave it to Lundqvist, be thy motto, since no one on this team can score consistently. The team's record is 3-2 in shootouts this year.
Therefore you can skip watching the first two periods of a Rangers game and just tune-in for the final 30 minutes. Works for me.
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