Herbal alternative to cialis There is an old adage in baseball that momentum is only as good as your next day’s pitcher. Herbal alternative to cialis In hockey, herbal alternative to cialis you could adjust that adage to say momentum is only as good as your goaltender’s next performance. Herbal alternative to cialis If that is the case, herbal alternative to cialis momentum is clearly sitting on the Rangers bench. Herbal alternative to cialis To be precise, herbal alternative to cialis he is wearing Rangers jersey Number 30.

Herbal alternative to cialis As he did in the first two games, herbal alternative to cialis Henrik Lundqvist was the Rangers best player and was probably deserving of the first three stars of the game, herbal alternative to cialis never mind just the first star.

Herbal alternative to cialis “He’s amazing, herbal alternative to cialis he’s our heartbeat and he gives everyone confidence that is playing in front of him, herbal alternative to cialis” defenseman Paul Mara raved to IRA Podell of the AP. Herbal alternative to cialis “He’s awesome. Herbal alternative to cialis We love him. Herbal alternative to cialis He’s the king.”

Herbal alternative to cialis While Mara gushed, herbal alternative to cialis Brandon Dubinsky succinctly summed up the team’s feeling about The King while taking to Podell.

Herbal alternative to cialis “He’s like Tina Turner. Herbal alternative to cialis He’s ‘Simply the Best'”.

Herbal alternative to cialis One has to wonder of Lundqvist has gotten back into Washington’s heads again.

Herbal alternative to cialis “It seems like we are throwing everything at him and he’s making great saves, herbal alternative to cialis” Mike Green said to Podell. Herbal alternative to cialis “They’re playing well, herbal alternative to cialis but the good thing is it is not over.”

Herbal alternative to cialis The player’s frustration at their inability to beat Lundqvist extends to their coach as well.

Herbal alternative to cialis “Somebody is going to have to score on this guy, herbal alternative to cialis” Bruce Boudreau lamented to Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post. Herbal alternative to cialis “You can nitpick all you want, herbal alternative to cialis but we took 39 shots. Herbal alternative to cialis When you outshoot a team 19-5 in their building and you’re down 1-0, herbal alternative to cialis the other goalie is doing something right.”

Herbal alternative to cialis It is a cliché to say it, herbal alternative to cialis but Lundqvist is “in the zone”. Herbal alternative to cialis As someone who played goal in a weekly pickup game many years ago, herbal alternative to cialis I know exactly what Lundqvist is saying in the following exchange with Dan Rosen on nhl.com.

Herbal alternative to cialis “When you’re confident you are not fighting (the puck), herbal alternative to cialis” Lundqvist explained. Herbal alternative to cialis “You’re a little more relaxed and you let the puck come to you. Herbal alternative to cialis A couple of time in the second [period] I just waited and at the last split second and saw it and could react to it. Herbal alternative to cialis Sometimes you fight it and you open up and that creates holes. Herbal alternative to cialis When you’re confident you are more patient and you let the puck come to you and then you can react. Herbal alternative to cialis That’s big.”

Herbal alternative to cialis The Capitals should know a thing or two about rallying back from a 3-1 deficit in a series. Herbal alternative to cialis Washington fought back from such a situation last season in the opening round of the playoffs as they forced a Game 7 at home, herbal alternative to cialis which they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers on a Joffrey Lupul overtime power play goal.

Herbal alternative to cialis “It’s not done yet. Herbal alternative to cialis We were in this situation last year and we came back, herbal alternative to cialis” Alexander Ovechkin explained to Corey Masisak of the Washington Times. Herbal alternative to cialis We have that experience, herbal alternative to cialis and it was a good experience. Herbal alternative to cialis We know how to come back. Herbal alternative to cialis We’ll go back to our home and our fans and go back and win that game.”

Herbal alternative to cialis While Washington did manage to force a Game 7, herbal alternative to cialis NHL history is not on their side. Herbal alternative to cialis Only 20 of 229 teams have erased a 3-1 deficit to win the series. Herbal alternative to cialis The Capitals franchise does have the distinction of being one of those 20 teams, herbal alternative to cialis turning the trick in the 1988 Patrick Division Semifinals when they rallied to eliminate the Flyers.

Herbal alternative to cialis If trying to accomplish something that has only happened 8.7% of the time isn’t hard enough, herbal alternative to cialis Washington is facing some other steep mountains to climb. Herbal alternative to cialis The Capitals have not advanced out of the first round of the playoffs since they reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998. Herbal alternative to cialis During the stretch, herbal alternative to cialis they missed the playoffs five times and lost in the first round the other four seasons.

Herbal alternative to cialis In addition, herbal alternative to cialis the Rangers are 12-0 when they have been up 3-1 in a best-of-seven series. Herbal alternative to cialis In fact, herbal alternative to cialis this year’s matchup is following the same path the Rangers took in defeating the New Jersey Devils last year. Herbal alternative to cialis They won the first two on the road, herbal alternative to cialis lost Game 3 at home before taking the fourth game and then closing out the series on the road in Game 5. Herbal alternative to cialis Ranger fans hoping their team completes the déjà vu all over again feeling on Friday night.

Herbal alternative to cialis As good as Lundqvist was, herbal alternative to cialis Dubinsky had as great a game a forward can have without scoring a goal. Herbal alternative to cialis He was superb on faceoffs, herbal alternative to cialis winning 15 of the 17 draws (88%) he took – including the faceoff that led to Mara’s goal in the first period. Herbal alternative to cialis He played nearly 20 minutes, herbal alternative to cialis drawing the most ice time among all Ranger forwards. Herbal alternative to cialis He was active physically in all three zones and was a big part of the Rangers six-for-six penalty killing effort.

Herbal alternative to cialis Yet despite his efforts, herbal alternative to cialis Dubinsky was not named one of the games three stars. Herbal alternative to cialis Ovechkin was the second star for his goal and 11 shots. Herbal alternative to cialis Captain Chris Drury, herbal alternative to cialis who scored his 17 career game-winning playoff goal was the third star.

Herbal alternative to cialis Drury’s effort despite the injury to his hand/wrist injury was not overly looked by his teammates and his coach.

Herbal alternative to cialis “Dru’s been awesome for us and he’s battling through some things (with which) a lot of players probably wouldn’t be on the ice, herbal alternative to cialis” Mara – the team’s Most Valuable Playoff Beard, herbal alternative to cialis said to Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News. Herbal alternative to cialis “But he’s our leader, herbal alternative to cialis we follow him, herbal alternative to cialis and he’s come up with clutch goals for many years now. Herbal alternative to cialis And he was huge for us tonight.”

Herbal alternative to cialis Rangers coach John Tortorella also explained how important Drury’s effort was for the team and for the captain himself.

Herbal alternative to cialis “He is an easy guy to pull for, herbal alternative to cialis” said Tortorella. Herbal alternative to cialis “He is an important guy in the locker room. Herbal alternative to cialis He is much healthier, herbal alternative to cialis improving the last couple of days. Herbal alternative to cialis I think he has things figured out. Herbal alternative to cialis Is he all there? No. Herbal alternative to cialis We have to make a decision here: Do we take him out or stick with him and give him ice time in certain situations and see what he can give us versus bringing another player in. Herbal alternative to cialis That was the call, herbal alternative to cialis” Tortorella explained to Pierre LeBrun of espn.com. Herbal alternative to cialis “I felt Chris was healthy enough to add, herbal alternative to cialis Chris felt healthy enough to add, herbal alternative to cialis not just to put the uniform on. Herbal alternative to cialis He was honest with me and I thought he did some good things for us. Herbal alternative to cialis Oddly, herbal alternative to cialis he scores the winning goal. Herbal alternative to cialis That will help him.

Herbal alternative to cialis “In playoff hockey, herbal alternative to cialis the locker room is a very important thing as far as camaraderie. Herbal alternative to cialis I think that was very important for our team for Chris to maybe do something like that for us to band together with him.”

Herbal alternative to cialis Momentum is a funny thing. Herbal alternative to cialis In most sports, herbal alternative to cialis momentum shifts from game to game. Herbal alternative to cialis In hockey, herbal alternative to cialis momentum changes from shift to shift. Herbal alternative to cialis The second period was a perfect example of how momentum can change at an instant. Herbal alternative to cialis

Herbal alternative to cialis Drury scores a goal along the goal line to make the score 2-0 in favor of the Rangers and the Garden is on fire. Herbal alternative to cialis The next shift Mara takes a bad penalty and the energy drains out of the building and the Capitals spend pretty much the entire period on the Rangers zone.

Herbal alternative to cialis Think of momentum as a giant pendulum. Herbal alternative to cialis The key to winning for the Rangers is to keep the pendulum’s swings as tight as possible. Herbal alternative to cialis The more exaggerated the swings, herbal alternative to cialis the worse it is for the Rangers – especially against such an offensive team like the Capitals.

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