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Zocor alternative viagra For the first time in 11 playoff games between the Rangers and Capitals one team scored four goals. Zocor alternative viagra The last time it happened was In Game 4 on April 20, zocor alternative viagra 2011 when Washington erased a 3-0 deficit as Jason Chimera scored the game winning goal in double overtime.

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Zocor alternative viagra The Blueshirts received an emotional list with the return of Marc Staal to the lineup after missing 27 games. Zocor alternative viagra Staal’s importance to the Rangers cause was not lost on the Capitals.

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Zocor alternative viagra Whyno also wrote that Alzner called Staal one of his favorite NHL blue liners.

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Zocor alternative viagra Not too many people would have been willing to give the Rangers good odds to win a high scoring matchup against the Capitals. Zocor alternative viagra Those odds would have been even steeper if you were betting on the Rangers to win the battle of the special teams while losing the five-on-five game within a game.

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Zocor alternative viagra “Every time we had a goal they would come back and kind of deflate us, zocor alternative viagra” Rangers nemesis Mike Green told Whyno.

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Zocor alternative viagra The Rangers effort in the final 1:54 brought back memories of last year’s Black-and-Blueshirts mentality.

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Zocor alternative viagra With the special teams battle turned upside down, zocor alternative viagra so to was the five-on-five play as the Capitals’ forecheck game pinned the Rangers in their zone far too long for comfort. Zocor alternative viagra I was glad to hear Brian Leetch echo the sentiments that I have been extolling for some time now.

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Zocor alternative viagra Here are my random Ramblings from Game 3:

Zocor alternative viagra • This was the one game where I wanted NBC to cover because I needed to hear what Pierre McGuire had to say about Alex Ovechkin’s embellishment of Brad Richards’ slashing penalty. Zocor alternative viagra The only problem I have with the penalty call on Richards is that it should have been high sticking, zocor alternative viagra not slashing. Zocor alternative viagra However, zocor alternative viagra Ovechkin should have been hit with a diving penalty much like Derek Dorsett was in Game 2 and Sidney Crosby should have been assessed in OT of Game 3.
• Derick Brassard Stat #1 – The Elias Sports Bureau reported that the last time a Ranger scored three points or more in his playoff debut at Madison Square Garden was Sergei Zubov in 1994. Zocor alternative viagra erick Brassard Stat #2 – The AP reported that Brassard was the first Rangers to score four or more points in his Rangers debut since Doug Bentley did against Boston on January 24, zocor alternative viagra 1954.
• What is up with the Daily News running a trumped up story about Bernard King “dissing” Carmelo Anthony instead of the rangers Game 3 win – like Newsday and the NY Post. Zocor alternative viagra needless to say, zocor alternative viagra my buck went to the Post today. Zocor alternative viagra I urge everyone to do the same thing if the Daily News is going to lead with non-stories instead of hockey.
• The Rangers inability/unwillingness to cover the Capitals point men makes Mike Green more dangerous that Alex Ovechkin. Zocor alternative viagra They can’t continue to leave Green alone for shots from the point.
• What is with all of these Nicklas Backstrom commercials for Geico? Does he have dirty pictures of the gecko and the cavemen?
• Darroll Powe received a concussion after being hit with a Joel Ward elbow. Zocor alternative viagra Do not expect a suspension because it will be termed an inadvertent elbow along the same line of Michael Del Zotto’s hit to James Neal. Zocor alternative viagra It is the second concussion Powe has received at the hands of the Capitals – the first came after a collision with Matt Hendricks on February 17. Zocor alternative viagra Powe’s injury should pave the way for the return of Ryane Clowe, zocor alternative viagra if he is healthy.
• The NHL changed its playoff format in 1987 to make all series the best-of-seven. Zocor alternative viagra Since that time, zocor alternative viagra Washington has won the first two games of a series six times – and all six time the Capitals lost Game 3. Zocor alternative viagra In addition, zocor alternative viagra they ended up losing four of those six series. Zocor alternative viagra Of course, zocor alternative viagra one of those series victories was against the Rangers in 2011.
• If the Rangers big guns are going to continue to struggle offensively, zocor alternative viagra they are going to need scoring from their secondary players – as well as continued pinching of their defensemen. Zocor alternative viagra Prior to the game-winner, zocor alternative viagra Derek Stepan had only one goal in 27 playoff games. Zocor alternative viagra Richards is now without a goal in his last nine playoff games and Rick Nash has just one goal in seven playoff games.
• Last night’s victory was the Rangers seventh straight at home – a stretch that has seen them score 30 goals in those games. Zocor alternative viagra The Blueshirts will attempt to win two playoff games in a row for the first time since the Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators in Games 6 and 7 last year.

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