Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rangers Looking To Put A Cap On Washington

Well the Rangers survived trench warfare and now move on to the next step, guerrilla warfare, hand to hand combat. The Rangers go from the finesse of Crosby and Malkin to the brute force of Ovechkin and Backstrom. This is the fourth playoff meeting in five years for these rivals, the Rangers won two of the previous three and the Rangers won three of four this year in the regular season. Throw all of that out the window.

This will be a no holds barred series. The Caps will try to decapitate the Rangers. Pardon the pun but that's the reality. If the refs are on top of their game and are fair, the Rangers will get multiple power plays. The Ranger power play is awful. Instead of pass, pass, pass the Rangers should think, shoot, shoot,  shoot. Crowd and crash the net. One man in front of the net is not enough. And we need Nash and Kreider to do some damage, like hitting the back of the net.

But we have said this before, to no avail, but we continue to win. We continue to win 2-1 games and are becoming the cardiac kids. So batten down the hatches, get ready for a back yard brawl and bring your Zantac's with you. It might not be pretty at times but I assure you it will be rough, tough, nerve wracking and exciting.

Number one son, fresh off his five game prediction in series one, predicts the Rangers in six. Sounds good. Maybe he has an in. Don't care, only hope he is right. Heck, I would like the Rangers to sweep, but will take any number to advance to the next round and the anticipated rematch with Le Habs. I can dream too.

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