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Viagra femele The Washington Capitals became the 21st team in NHL history to overcome a three games to one deficit with their 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Viagra femele Unlike Games 5 and 6 when the rangers offered token resistance, viagra femele the Blueshirts played with a renewed purpose and matched the Capitals intensity and urgency. Viagra femele The one thing they could not match in Game 7, viagra femele or the series for that matter, viagra femele was Washington’s ability to score.

Viagra femele “I thought we checked our (tails) off tonight, viagra femele” Rangers coach John Tortorella told Michael Obernauer of the Daily News. Viagra femele “We’re not an offensive juggernaut, viagra femele and that comes back and bites us. Viagra femele We’re just not developing enough offense.”

Viagra femele Truer words were never spoken by a coach. Viagra femele The Rangers managed just 11 goals in seven games and four of those were against Jose Theodore in Game 1 and two of their three goals in Game 6 came in garbage time. Viagra femele Given that output, viagra femele it might be time to recognize that Tom Renney’s defensive-first style did not cause the Rangers offensive woes. Viagra femele Rather, viagra femele Renney had to revert to that style because of Glen Sather’s inability to bring in consistent scorers, viagra femele never mind 40 goal scorers.

Viagra femele Game 7 was a tale of two games. Viagra femele The Rangers did an outstanding job of forcing the Capitals to defend their own zone as the Rangers aggressive forecheck and puck possession limited Washington to two shots in the first period and just 11 through the first 40 minutes. Viagra femele Tortorella’s team worked a perfect road strategy against the Capitals in Game 7 in the first two periods. Viagra femele They kept it a low scoring/low chances game which limited the damage the likes of Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin could do – despite Semin’s tying goal which deflected in off Ryan Callahan’s stick. Viagra femele

Viagra femele “It was probably the most we kept the puck all series, viagra femele” Tortorella explained to Dan Rosen of Viagra femele “We couldn’t develop good scoring chances even with the puck, viagra femele and during the (third) period I think they turned it up a notch and we ended up backing up a little.”

Viagra femele The only problem with the way the Rangers played the first two periods was that they were not able to turn the forechecking and puck possession into goals or even good scoring chances. Viagra femele Instead, viagra femele the Blueshirts were limited to just 14 shots through two periods.

Viagra femele The third period was a reverse image of the first two periods. Viagra femele It was Washington who was controlling the puck and keeping the Rangers in their zone. Viagra femele The Blueshirts were too busy defending their zone to mount any offense – which is why they were limited to just one shot on goal in the third period and ended the game with Henrik Lundqvist still in goal as they could not add an extra attacker in the final minute.

Viagra femele “I think we were a little upset with ourselves after the second period and came out in the third and reversed it, viagra femele” Green told Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post. Viagra femele “[Coach Bruce Boudreau] addressed what we needed to do, viagra femele and finally we did it and it worked.”

Viagra femele “I’m not really sure [what happened], viagra femele” added Capitals defenseman Brian Pothier while speaking to Corey Masisak of the Washington Times. Viagra femele “We knew we weren’t playing very well, viagra femele and I think maybe we were in the locker room understanding that 20 minutes to win a series is pretty much what was going for us. Viagra femele We felt we were the better team and worked really hard all year for this. Viagra femele We found a way to squeak it out.”

Viagra femele If you think about it, viagra femele the Rangers did not lose this series in Game 7. Viagra femele They lost the series when they did not finish off the Capitals in Game 5 or 6. Viagra femele During the Rangers Stanley Cup run in 1994, viagra femele Mark Messier reminded his team that the fourth victory in a series was the hardest to get. Viagra femele It is a difficult lesson to learn – one expressed by both a veteran and a younger Ranger.

Viagra femele “We had three chances to put them away, viagra femele” Markus Naslund told Steve Zipay of Newsday. Viagra femele “It’s unfortunate. Viagra femele If we played the other two like this, viagra femele maybe we could have beaten then them.”

Viagra femele Brandon Dubinsky echoed Naslund’s regret at what might have been.

Viagra femele “We know we had them where we wanted them, viagra femele but we didn’t play very well for two straight games and left it all to chance, viagra femele” Dubinsky lamented to Larry Brooks of the NY Post. Viagra femele “Game 6 at home is the one that’s really disappointing. Viagra femele We just didn’t play the way we wanted to, viagra femele and that’s really tough to take.”

Viagra femele The signs that the third period was not going to go the Rangers way reared their collective head early in the final 20 minutes. Viagra femele Daniel Girardi’s interference penalty at 1:10 of the third period helped derail any momentum the Rangers built up during the first two periods. Viagra femele The Blueshirts then fell back into their old habit of backing up in their defensive zone – a bad habit that eventually cost them late in the third period.

Viagra femele While fans will be quick to place the entire blame for the game-winning goal on Wade Redden’s shoulders need to watch the replay to see how the scoring chance developed.

Viagra femele It began when Dubinsky fired a shot high and wide to the stick side of Simeon Varlamov. Viagra femele As the puck wrapped around the left wing boards, viagra femele Naslund went in after the puck rather than take a safer approach by peeling back into the neutral zone. Viagra femele Sergei Federov picked up the loose puck at the Caps blue line and was able to skate through the neutral zone and into the Rangers end. Viagra femele It was at this point that Redden backed off as the veteran Capital beat Lundqvist high to the glove side/short side.

Viagra femele “I wanted to get back and not let him get around me, viagra femele” Redden explained to Obernauer. Viagra femele “He made a stop-up play, viagra femele got the puck by my leg, viagra femele I don’t know where it went. Viagra femele But it found the short side. Viagra femele That’s a tough one.”

Viagra femele It was one that Lundqvist felt he should have stopped.

Viagra femele “Maybe I should have kept my glove higher; I sank down a little when he stopped, viagra femele” Lundqvist described to Brooks. Viagra femele “I won’t think of it as a bad goal, viagra femele but I definitely think I could have saved it. Viagra femele I’ve saved shots like that before.”

Viagra femele As bad as Rangers might feel, viagra femele imagine what it is like to be a fan of the New Jersey Devils after their team blew a one-goal lead by allowing two goals in the final 80 seconds.

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