April 2008


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Keeping a hardon The New York Rangers will be battling history and the National Hockey League when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Keeping a hardon The Rangers lost their three previous playoff matchups against the Penguins and if you thought the officiating was inconsistent against the New Jersey Devils just wait until “He Who Must Be Babied” (aka Sidney Crosby) starts flopping to the ice and whining to the officials.

Keeping a hardon The Blueshirts will need to elevate their intensity and execution in the next round. Keeping a hardon They were able to get away with some of their mistakes and turnovers because the Devils do not posses a potent offense. Keeping a hardon The same cannot be said of the Pens.

Keeping a hardon Crosby is just one of the headaches the Rangers will face against Pittsburgh. Keeping a hardon The Penguins have two strong offensive lines in the Crosby-Marian Hossa-Pascal Dupuis line and the Evgeni Malkin-Petr Sykora-Ryan Malone line. Keeping a hardon In addition they have Sergei Gonchar, keeping a hardon the NHL’s second highest scoring blueliner, keeping a hardon patrolling the point.

Keeping a hardon Even if the Rangers do eliminate those mistakes and turnovers, keeping a hardon they will not be able to get away with playing the way they did in the third period in Game 5 against the Devils. Keeping a hardon The Rangers retreated into a passive 1-2-2 defensive mode and practically shut down the forecheck that got them where they were. Keeping a hardon As a result, keeping a hardon the Devils were able to dictate the tempo of the play.

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Keeping a hardon While I wrote that the Devils series was about the Rangers being able to score goals, keeping a hardon the Penguin series reverts back to the old adage of defense winning playoff games. Keeping a hardon The main part of that strategy will be in keeping the Pens off the power play, keeping a hardon something Tom Renney knows all too well.

Keeping a hardon “They’ve got some terrific young players … their goaltending certainly seems to have nailed it throughout the course of the season, keeping a hardon” the Blueshirts coach told Steve Zipay of Newsday. Keeping a hardon They’re one of those teams who will force you into mistakes by the pressure they apply offensively, keeping a hardon so we have to be alert to those issues and try to keep a pretty good offensive team off the ice in terms of the power play.”

Keeping a hardon Renney has good reason to be concerned with the Pittsburgh power play. Keeping a hardon The Penguins power play which connected at a 20.4% clip (fourth in the NHL) has stepped up their play in the playoffs as they are now at 26.1% (third in the playoffs). Keeping a hardon While that increase does not seem to be much of a surprise, keeping a hardon the Penguins penalty killing numbers are a different story.

Keeping a hardon Pittsburgh was ranked 23rd in penalty killing (81.0%) during the regular season. Keeping a hardon However, keeping a hardon they have done a complete turnaround in the playoffs as they have the best penalty killing percentage (92.3%).

Keeping a hardon Of course, keeping a hardon some of these playoff numbers have be taken with a grain of salt given Pittsburgh’s opponent in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – something many in the media are not doing when it comes to analyzing the Rangers-Penguins series.

Keeping a hardon Many in the media are pointing to Pittsburgh’s four game sweep over Ottawa as the coronation of King Crosby and the Penguins. Keeping a hardon However, keeping a hardon the Senators were pretty much dead team skating as they hung on the make the playoffs. Keeping a hardon Injuries and inconsistent goaltending doomed any chance Ottawa had in the playoffs.

Keeping a hardon While the Penguins get the edge when it comes to offense, keeping a hardon the Rangers have to get the edge in terms of defense. Keeping a hardon Yes, keeping a hardon the Rangers do not have a stud defenseman on the blue line, keeping a hardon but when discussing their defensive corps the sum is better than the parts. Keeping a hardon This is not to slight the Penguins because Michael Therrien’s team finished third among the Eastern Conference teams in goals allowed with 216. Keeping a hardon The Rangers finished second with 199.

Keeping a hardon As you might expect, keeping a hardon the series will come down to goaltending. Keeping a hardon Henrik Lundqvist’s play against the Devils provided a perfect example as to why The King earned his third consecutive Vezina Trophy nomination. Keeping a hardon However, keeping a hardon Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury has been displaying the skills that made him the first overall selection in 2003.

Keeping a hardon Fleury is 14-3 in his last 17 decisions, keeping a hardon including the sweep of Ottawa in the first round of the playoffs. Keeping a hardon During that streak, keeping a hardon he has allowed more than two goals just twice.

Keeping a hardon Against the Rangers Fleury was 2-3, keeping a hardon but two of those losses came in overtime – and he posted a 2.19 GAA against the Blueshirts. Keeping a hardon For comparison, keeping a hardon Lundqvist was 5-3 with a 1.87 GAA.

Keeping a hardon During the regular season series, keeping a hardon the Rangers outscored the Penguins 21-16. Keeping a hardon The more telling stat is how the Rangers special teams outplayed Pittsburgh. Keeping a hardon The Penguins scored five power play goals on 35 chances (14.3%) while the Rangers scored nine power play goals on 42 chances (21.4%). Keeping a hardon Each team scored a shorthanded goal.

Keeping a hardon While the 2007-2008 regular season went the Rangers way, keeping a hardon history has not been so kind for the Blueshirts in playoff matchups with the Penguins. Keeping a hardon The Rangers were swept in the two team first ever matchup in the 1989 Division Semifinals as the Pens outscored the Rangers 19-11. Keeping a hardon In 1996, keeping a hardon Pittsburgh scored a five game victory in the Conference Semifinals outscoring the Blueshirts 21-15. Keeping a hardon In that series, keeping a hardon Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr skated roughshod over the Rangers as they combined for 19 points.

Keeping a hardon Then there is 1992. Keeping a hardon The Rangers won the President’s Trophy in Mark Messier’s first year in New York. Keeping a hardon Expectations were running high in the hopes that 1940 would be erased. Keeping a hardon A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to winning the Stanley Cup as the Penguins eliminated the Rangers in the Division Finals in six games with Pittsburgh again holding the goal advantage (24-19).

Keeping a hardon Taking everything into consideration, keeping a hardon players, keeping a hardon coaches, keeping a hardon statistics, keeping a hardon past trends, keeping a hardon this series might just come down to which team is bet able to shake off the rust from their long playoff break. Keeping a hardon The Penguins will have had eight days off and the Rangers six days off. Keeping a hardon Last year the Rangers spotted Buffalo the first two games before tying the series up at the Garden. Keeping a hardon If the Rangers can gain a split in Pittsburgh, keeping a hardon they return to the Garden where they won all four games against the Penguins. Keeping a hardon

Keeping a hardon However, keeping a hardon gaining a split will not be easy because Pittsburgh has a 10 game home winning streak on the line. Keeping a hardon Then again, keeping a hardon the Rangers are 3-0 on the road in the playoffs.

Keeping a hardon One interesting thing to note is how each team responds to falling behind in a game. Keeping a hardon Pittsburgh trailed Ottawa for a grand total of 4:28 in their series while the Rangers only trailed for 15:10 against New Jersey.

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Keeping a hardon There will be many subtexts in this series:

Keeping a hardon 1. Penguins GM Ray Shero is no stranger to Madison Square Garden given his father Fred Shero’s days as GM/Coach of the Blueshirts.

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Keeping a hardon 3. It is the first, keeping a hardon of what should be many, keeping a hardon playoff matchups between Marc and Jordan Staal. Keeping a hardon In addition, keeping a hardon Marc Staal will be “reunited” with fellow Team Canada teammate Kris Letang. Keeping a hardon The two defensemen were part of the 2006 and 2007 teams that won gold at the World Junior Championship.

Keeping a hardon 4. Jagr may very well be making his final NHL appearances in Pittsburgh. Keeping a hardon If you thought he has been booed in the past, keeping a hardon just wait until Friday night.

Keeping a hardon 5. The Rangers captain is not the only player in this series who has ties to their opponent. Keeping a hardon Dupuis, keeping a hardon Sykora and Adam Hall were all Rangers and Michal Rozsival and Martin Straka were members of the Penguins. Keeping a hardon Even Glen Sather has ties back to his playing days as a member of the Penguins.

Keeping a hardon 6. Of course, keeping a hardon there is what should be the most entertaining matchup of all. Keeping a hardon Sean Avery and Jarkko Ruuutu will be battling for the title of uber-pest. Keeping a hardon Toss in Georges Laraque and Gary Roberts will be on hand to stir the pot as well. Keeping a hardon It will be interesting to see if Renney dresses Colton Orr. Keeping a hardon During the regular season, keeping a hardon Renney often used the HBO Line against Sidney Crosby. Keeping a hardon The coach must decide if Orr is fit enough to face the extended ice time he might see. Keeping a hardon Does Renney look to keep Ryan Hollweg in the lineup as well to counter the aforementioned Pens?

Keeping a hardon 7. Renney also has to find a way to keep Jagr away from Hal Gill and Brooks Orpik because Therrien will be looking for that matchup. Keeping a hardon Does Renney look to move Jagr from line to line or does he give him extra shifts or does he just stay the course and run his four lines as usual?

Keeping a hardon 8. Faceoffs will be a key to a potential Rangers victory. Keeping a hardon Crosby (48.0%), keeping a hardon Malkin (34.1%) and Maxime Talbot (44.1%) have not been strong on faceoffs. Keeping a hardon Pittsburgh’s best has been Jordan Staal (52.9%) and Tyler Kennedy (50.0%). Keeping a hardon Conversely, keeping a hardon three Rangers centers are over 50% – Scott Gomez (53.1%), keeping a hardon Brandon Dubinsky (51.0%) and Blair Betts (50.0%). Keeping a hardon Surprisingly, keeping a hardon Chris Drury (39.4%) has been poor on faceoffs – even though he had as solid Game 1.

Keeping a hardon 9. According to John Dellapina of the Daily News, keeping a hardon Games 1 and 4 will be broadcast on Versus only in the New York area. Keeping a hardon Games 2 and 5 will only be broadcast by NBC. Keeping a hardon Games 3, keeping a hardon 6 and 7 will be on MSG.

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Viagra report I know that Brodeur did receive one diving penalty, viagra report but the official also penalized Fredrik Sjostrom – even though Vitaly Vishnevski pushed him into the Devil goalie. Viagra report The official also missed the fact that Sjostrom was cut.

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Viagra report There was no better example of this idea than Scott Gomez’s power play goal that opened the scoring.

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Buy viagra woman I suppose the New Jersey Devils organization can enjoy a collective pat on their own backs for gaining some measure of “revenge” over the NHL’s adoption of the so-called “Martin Brodeur Rule” that limited a goaltender’s ability to play the puck and introduced the trapezoid to rinks across the NHL.

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Buy viagra woman As expected, buy viagra woman Brendan Shanahan’s comments were directed at the league’s reaction as opposed to the play – something that is expected given Shanahan’s position on the Rules Committee.

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Buy viagra woman The funny thing about this whole episode is the one Devil who was most affected doesn’t seem to be making a federal case out of it.

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