Cialis india pharmacy With apologies to Sam Rosen and Bret “The Hitman” Hart, cialis india pharmacy the fifth installment of hockey’s Hudson River playoff battle will come down to the three “E’s” – Excellence of Execution and Effort. Cialis india pharmacy

Cialis india pharmacy The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils present mirror images of each other. Cialis india pharmacy Both teams rely on big-time goaltending with doses of checking and offensive ineptitude thrown in for good measure. Cialis india pharmacy As a result, cialis india pharmacy the Rangers-Devils series goes against the conventional wisdom of playoff hockey. Cialis india pharmacy Heck, cialis india pharmacy it goes against the conventional wisdom of all sports when it comes to the playoffs.

Cialis india pharmacy The old adage is that defense wins championships. Cialis india pharmacy For the vast majority of cases that is the truth. Cialis india pharmacy However, cialis india pharmacy the Rangers-Devils series is going to be decided by offense – as in which team will be able to generate some. Cialis india pharmacy In eight regular season games, cialis india pharmacy the two teams combined for a total of 26 goals (one which was an empty net goal).

Cialis india pharmacy Since both teams are so evenly matched, cialis india pharmacy the Rangers must find a way to limit their mistakes and find a way to play hard for 60 minutes – something that sometimes eludes the Blueshirts grasp. Cialis india pharmacy The best way for the Rangers to limit their mistakes is to get the Devils back on their heels, cialis india pharmacy and the best way to do that would be for the Rangers to ramp up their forechecking and put extra pressure on the Devils defensemen.

Cialis india pharmacy Each shift will resemble something out of an American Revolution battle that was decided on hand-to-hand combat. Cialis india pharmacy Both teams will have to grind out each shift and hope for their opponent to make the first mistake. Cialis india pharmacy This idea is not lost on Rangers captain Jaromir Jagr.

Cialis india pharmacy “It’s not going to be easy for anybody, cialis india pharmacy” Jagr said in an NHL.com article. Cialis india pharmacy “Not only today, cialis india pharmacy but every game we played, cialis india pharmacy it was pretty tight. Cialis india pharmacy Most of the games were decided by one goal or went to overtime. Cialis india pharmacy …”

Cialis india pharmacy The key to finding scoring will center on each team’s power play unit. Cialis india pharmacy As one might expect, cialis india pharmacy both teams spent the regular season struggling to find any consistency with the man advantage. Cialis india pharmacy The Devils finished the season with the 25th best power play (15.6%) while the Rangers finished as 22nd (16.5%).

Cialis india pharmacy There was not much difference when it came to penalty killing. Cialis india pharmacy The Devils were the 13th best penalty killers (82.8%) and the Rangers finished as the sixth best penalty killers (84.6%). Cialis india pharmacy However, cialis india pharmacy there was one big distinction when it came to special teams between the two teams.

Cialis india pharmacy The Rangers were the better team during the season series with the Devils. Cialis india pharmacy The Blueshirts held the Devils to just one power play goal in 27 attempts (3.7%) while the Rangers scored six times on 30 chances (20%). Cialis india pharmacy The Rangers finished the season as strong as a team could by killing off 32 of their last 33 penalties – with the lone goal coming on a five-on-three power play. Cialis india pharmacy Offensively, cialis india pharmacy the Rangers scored 7 power play goals in their last 29 chances – although they did allow a shorthanded goal against the Islanders during a two-man advantage.

Cialis india pharmacy There is some sentiment that the Devils head into the series with some momentum after finally beating the Rangers in the last game of the season – a win that meant more than just home ice advantage to the Devils.

Cialis india pharmacy “It was important to get home ice, cialis india pharmacy but it was just as important to get the win, cialis india pharmacy if not just for our own psyche, cialis india pharmacy” Jay Pandolfo said in an NHL.com article. Cialis india pharmacy “They beat us seven times, cialis india pharmacy and to find a way to get a win against them is huge. Cialis india pharmacy …”

Cialis india pharmacy The only problem with that line of thinking is that the Devils win came in a shootout, cialis india pharmacy as opposed to a regulation win. Cialis india pharmacy While going 1-4-3 was more important to the Devils than going 8-0-0 was to the Rangers, cialis india pharmacy the simple fact is that the Rangers won all four games that were decided in a sixty minutes – a more telling fact that the Devils avoiding an eighth loss to the Rangers. Cialis india pharmacy

Cialis india pharmacy A more telling sign in that season finale might be the Rangers ability to rally from a two-goal deficit. Cialis india pharmacy There was a time when Martin Brodeur with a two-goal lead was just as automatic as a Mariano Rivera save. Cialis india pharmacy Unfortunately for the Devils, cialis india pharmacy times have changed.

Cialis india pharmacy While Brodeur still stands as one of the best clutch goaltenders come playoff time, cialis india pharmacy the aura of his invincibility is not as great as it used to be. Cialis india pharmacy While some will criticize Henrik Lundqvist because he has only won one of his three playoff series matchups, cialis india pharmacy The King did outplay his rival from New Jersey during the regular season. Cialis india pharmacy Brodeur posted a .922 save percentage while Lundqvist posted a .956 save percentage. Cialis india pharmacy

Cialis india pharmacy Even with Henrik out dueling Marty and with Brodeur not as invincible as he has been in the past, cialis india pharmacy this series is the one matchup where the Rangers do not hold a strong edge in goal. Cialis india pharmacy That is just one of the tradeoffs the Rangers get for not facing a team with more speed (such as Montreal) or offensive fire power (such as Pittsburgh).

Cialis india pharmacy You can expect both teams to look to increase their number of shots on goal and you can bet both teams will try and get the opposing netminder off his game. Cialis india pharmacy It is a given that Sean Avery and Martin Brodeur will renew the outgoing battle they have had since Avery became a Ranger last season.

Cialis india pharmacy Conversely, cialis india pharmacy look for the Devils to try and create more traffic in front of Lundqvist and look for some of the Devils more physical forwards to try a create an Avery-like disturbance in front of Lundqvist.

Cialis india pharmacy It is no coincidence that the Rangers two leading scorers against the Devils are Chris Drury and Scott Gomez. Cialis india pharmacy Rangers President/GM Glen Sather signed both players with an eye towards their performances on the big stage. Cialis india pharmacy Drury led New York with four goals and four assists against the Devils while Gomez chipped in with one goal and five assists. Cialis india pharmacy

Cialis india pharmacy One surprise of the season series was Nigel Dawes who scored four goals and 1 assist against the Devils – including the game winner in the final matchup at the Garden. Cialis india pharmacy You remember that one – the one that banged in off a sliding Dawes as he followed the puck into the net.

Cialis india pharmacy The Devils leading scorers against the Rangers were Jamie Langenbrunner (2-1-3) and Dainius Zubrus (1-2-3).

Cialis india pharmacy One final thing to keep in mind is who will emerge as the big-time player when the games go to overtime. Cialis india pharmacy Given that half of the regular season games when beyond 60 minutes, cialis india pharmacy it is a good bet that we will see a couple of chances for the next Stephane Matteau to step forward.

Cialis india pharmacy Keeping the potential for multiple overtime games in mind, cialis india pharmacy Joe Sakic is first among active playoff participants with seven playoff overtime goals. Cialis india pharmacy There is a four way tie for second with four playoff game winners. Cialis india pharmacy Jeremy Roenick is one of those players and the other three are Chris Drury, cialis india pharmacy Jaromir Jagr and Jamie Langenbrunner. Cialis india pharmacy

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