Viagra sale For the second time in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs the New York Rangers have an opportunity to put a stranglehold on a series following an emotional Game 3 win. Viagra sale Henrik Lundqvist’s shutout over Ottawa was followed by their marathon victory over the Caps. Viagra sale While Game 4 on Saturday afternoon is not a “must-win” game, viagra sale it sure can be classified as a “boy-it-would-be-really-nice-win” game.

Viagra sale The sooner the Rangers can wrap up this series, viagra sale the sooner they can start healing up the bumps, viagra sale bruises and lacerations that come with playoff hockey. Viagra sale It also gives Brandon Dubinsky and Mats Zuccarello some extra time to recover from the injuries that have kept them out of the lineup.

Viagra sale There has been a lot of discussion centering on does momentum carry over from one game to another. Viagra sale If this game had been played on Friday, viagra sale we might have had a clearer insight into this debate. Viagra sale As it stands, viagra sale Saturday’s game won’t settle the issue, viagra sale but it will lend some insight into the psyches of both teams. Viagra sale

Viagra sale Capitals associate goaltending coach Olaf Kolzig shared his perspective of being on the losing end of a marathon overtime game.
“I haven’t been on the winning end of one of those, viagra sale so I don’t know how it feels after you win one of those, viagra sale but I know it’s pretty deflating after you lose, viagra sale” Kolzig explained to Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times on Thursday. Viagra sale

Viagra sale “Just continue to play the same way. Viagra sale That’s all you can say. Viagra sale You’re going to have games like that. Viagra sale You’re going to have games where your team bails you out. Viagra sale It’s just keeping your emotions in check and playing with a steady level.”

Viagra sale Kolzig not only feels Braden Holtby’s pain, viagra sale but can top it after suffering a quadruple overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1996.

Viagra sale For their part, viagra sale the Capitals seemed to realize that what’s past is gone and the important thing for them is to focus on the task at hand.
“It’s a challenge, viagra sale” Karl Alzner said when speaking to Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post following the Game 3 loss. Viagra sale

Viagra sale “But with the two days off, viagra sale it’s a little easier to forget and focus on [Game 4]. Viagra sale “You replay it tonight; then tomorrow you got to forget about it. Viagra sale You can’t keep looking back on games. Viagra sale If you look back, viagra sale then you’re going to be playing that game [all over again] in the next one. Viagra sale You have to look forward.”

Viagra sale Rangers Coach John Tortorella does not expect the Game 3 marathon to play any part in his team’s Game 4 performance.

Viagra sale “This is playoff hockey. Viagra sale It’s no big deal. Viagra sale They’ll be no problems with our club, viagra sale” Torts stated during Thursday’s conference call.

Viagra sale I guess winning triple overtime games must agree with Tortorella because he was rather talkative, viagra sale for him anyway during today’s talk with the media. Viagra sale In fact, viagra sale he even drew some laughs from the writers in attendance.

Viagra sale When asked about whether Ryan Callahan is more of an on-ice leader or vocal guy, viagra sale Tortorella responded, viagra sale “He doesn’t say shit, viagra sale really. Viagra sale What you see is what he is. Viagra sale It’s easy for people to talk – it’s more important for a leader to do.”

Viagra sale Elliotte Friedman of CBC.ca had an interesting take on why Tortorella seems to be so adversarial when dealing with the media of late.

Viagra sale Friedman wrote, viagra sale “Convinced the edgier-than-ever John Tortorella media conferences have to do with his recent $20, viagra sale000 fine. Viagra sale There were always things he wouldn’t discuss, viagra sale but this is a new level. Viagra sale You could always find something he’d have a (great) opinion about.”

Viagra sale Looking ahead to Game 4, viagra sale I have a few observations on things to be on the lookout for on Saturday afternoon.

Viagra sale First off, viagra sale is there anything more annoying than that guy in Washington who blows that stupid plastic horn? Can’t the Rangers send John Scott over to that guy so he can hit him over the head every time “Dizzy Gillespie” put that horn to his lips?

Viagra sale Ottawa fans may be cool people and their “Alfie” chant was a classy move, viagra sale but they have spawned a monster. Viagra sale First it was the Garden crowd doing a countdown to “Ovie sucks” and now the Verizon Center crows is doing their version of the countdown in support of their captain. Viagra sale Can we all agree to call a truce?

Viagra sale Now that those rants are over, viagra sale let’s take a look at what might happen on the ice during Game 4. Viagra sale

Viagra sale We can expect to see the Rangers continue to activate their defense on offense. Viagra sale However, viagra sale they must make sure that their forwards are paying attention and cover up for the pinching/rushing defensemen. Viagra sale That is especially the case if the Capitals are going to look to stretch passes on their breakouts in attempt to key breakaways and odd-man rushes.

Viagra sale The Rangers need to win the battle of the special teams. Viagra sale With offense at a premium, viagra sale special team performance may very well decide this series. Viagra sale After scoring on their first man advantage, viagra sale the Rangers forgot what they did on that power play – especially when they squandered the overtime power plays.

Viagra sale The Rangers have to find a way to get shots from the high traffic areas. Viagra sale Draw a rectangle from the hashmarks of the faceoff circle down to the goal line and this is where the Rangers need to concentrate their attack. Viagra sale Shots (on goal) from the point will be more effective with players stationed in this area.

Viagra sale They also need to stop playing on the perimeter so much. Viagra sale That goes for both the power play and even-strength. Viagra sale Far too often the Rangers attack veers off wide to the boards rather than directly at the defense down the middle of the ice. Viagra sale

Viagra sale I have noticed one bad habit that Brian Boyle has fallen into during some faceoffs. Viagra sale He has a tendency to bend so low that is practically toppling over. Viagra sale As a result, viagra sale he does not have good balance and is slower to react if he loses the draw. Viagra sale That is what happened on the draw that cost the Rangers Game 2 against Ottawa.

Viagra sale One thing I noticed as overtime progressed was that Holtby seemed to be dropping into the butterfly a little quicker than normal. Viagra sale I am not sure if it was a natural reaction as the game dragged on or if I might have been imagining things. Viagra sale

Viagra sale One thing I am sure of is that when he dropped down he seemed to be jabbing at the puck with his glove rather than letting the shot come to him. Viagra sale It bears watching during Game 4 because it could be a rookie netminder getting a little anxious in goal.

Viagra sale Given the enormous amounts of ice time the Rangers top four defensemen saw, viagra sale you can beat Washington will be ratcheting up their forecheck and looking to be very physical against the Blueshirt blueliners – especially given a comment made by their coach.

Viagra sale “They did play one guy too much. Viagra sale We basically played six D. Viagra sale …You just want to finish your checks on their D and hopefully tire them out, viagra sale” Coach Dale Hunter said to El-Bashir.

Viagra sale I have one final piece of advice for the Rangers. Viagra sale Should they find themselves in overtime and they are pinned in their zone as they pass the midway point of the overtime period, viagra sale merely ice the puck and take advantage of the mandatory ice maintenance break – just the Capitals did twice during Game 3.

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