Viagra no prescription In his last two appearances with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, viagra no prescription Pierre McGuire has spoken about the three things (or levels) you want to create in a playoff series, viagra no prescription especially in a Game 7 – concern, viagra no prescription doubt and then fear.

Viagra no prescription The Capitals Concern level had to be elevated when, viagra no prescription in a matter of seconds, viagra no prescription a Henrik Lundqvist save on Mike Green turned into a 1-0 lead courtesy of Aron Asham’s shot from the right circle.

Viagra no prescription As McGuire told Francesa, viagra no prescription “Home [ice] matters only until the opposition scored the first goal.”

Viagra no prescription The Capitals Doubt level hit critical mass in the space of just over two minutes when the Rangers extended their one goal lead to a 3-0 advantage at 5:34 of the second period.

Viagra no prescription “Quite honestly, viagra no prescription [it’s] tough to explain. Viagra no prescription It’s funny how over the years the seventh game turns into some form of blowout, viagra no prescription” Caps Coach Adam Oates said to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post. Viagra no prescription “I wish I had an answer for that. Viagra no prescription Obviously we pushed very hard in the first period; he made a lot of great saves. Viagra no prescription They got a lucky one and every bounce seemed to go their way after that.”

Viagra no prescription Branch Rickey was quoted as saying that “luck is the residue of design”. Viagra no prescription That Rangers “lucky” goal was a result of one team staying within their game plan and executing it perfectly.

Viagra no prescription The Capitals Fear Factor came to a head when they hit the second intermission down three goals and facing the arduous task of trying to score three goals against Lundqvist.

Viagra no prescription The one level McGuire did not mention was the Realization level when a team realizes that the end is at hand – and that point occurred 13 seconds into the third period when Ryan Callahan picked nemesis John Erskine’s pocket on his way to his breakaway backhanded goal.

Viagra no prescription “Even after the second period, viagra no prescription it was like we can do it because we saw what Boston did, viagra no prescription” Alex Ovechkin explained to Mike Harris of The Washington Times. Viagra no prescription “We still had hope, viagra no prescription if we were gonna make one play maybe it gonna turn around, viagra no prescription but [Ryan] Callahan scored a big one and it was over after that.”

Viagra no prescription By the time Mats Zuccarello deked Braden Holtby out of his jock to finish the scoring, viagra no prescription the only question was whether or not Lundqvist would become the first goaltender since 2002 (Domenik Hasek) to post shutouts in Game 6 and 7 in a series.

Viagra no prescription As Lundqvist was on the way to extending his shutout streak to 120 minutes, viagra no prescription the Capitals faced the ultimate slap in the face with about eight and a half minutes left in their season. Viagra no prescription After The King stopped yet another Washington flurry of shots, viagra no prescription the Blueshirt fans at the Verizon Center serenaded out chants of “Henrik, viagra no prescription Henrik!”

Viagra no prescription The “Henrik” chant was not the only bit of the Garden that reared its head at the Verizon Center as a “Potvin Sucks” whistle was heard after Callahan’s goal.

Viagra no prescription While the Capitals refused to face facts that Lundqvist had gotten into their heads, viagra no prescription Mike Harris of The Washington Times had no problem stating the obvious.

Viagra no prescription “He was clearly making the Caps think a little too much, viagra no prescription” Harris wrote. Viagra no prescription Too often they tried to maybe get cute, viagra no prescription look for one more pass, viagra no prescription set up something perfect instead of just blasting the puck in Lundqvist’s direction.”

Viagra no prescription Following the Rangers Game 6 shutout, viagra no prescription Coach John Tortorella spoke of how these situations are the ones that build player’s legacies. Viagra no prescription This series did not make Lundqvist’s legacy, viagra no prescription it merely confirmed what we already knew – The King is the best at what he does.

Viagra no prescription “To have played this well in such an important game, viagra no prescription it is definitely going to help us moving forward, viagra no prescription” Lundqvist told Dan Rosen of Viagra no prescription “It is a lot about confidence, viagra no prescription especially in a game like this and the one [Sunday]. Viagra no prescription You have to believe you can do it and you can’t question anything. Viagra no prescription You can’t think too much about things you can’t control. Viagra no prescription It is about going out and taking care of business and doing the things you talk about – and we did and it paid off big time.”

Viagra no prescription The Blueshirts Game 7 victory showed that the Rangers can successfully walk the fine line of defensive responsibility and Tortorella’s utopian idea of “safe is death”. Viagra no prescription Last night’s victory shows that the “Black-and-Blueshirts” do have the ability to score goals. Viagra no prescription Imagine what they could do if they had a functional power play.

Viagra no prescription In finally breaking through at the Verizon Center, viagra no prescription the Rangers played a smart and aggressive game. Viagra no prescription Rather than sit back and try to protect their one goal lead, viagra no prescription the Blueshirts continued to work and attack – as best exemplified by their third goal.

Viagra no prescription Taking a page out of the Capitals playbook, viagra no prescription the Rangers were controlling the puck and kept cycling in the offensive zone before Michael Del Zotto shot deflects off Troy Brouwer’s skate and in between Holtby’s pads. Viagra no prescription

Viagra no prescription You kind of got the idea that it was the Rangers night at that point in the game because normally Del Zotto would overshoot that puck and miss the net. Viagra no prescription This time he got it on goal and the Rangers would take advantage of another deflection goal.

Viagra no prescription The Rangers need to bottle that shift and refer back to it any time they are on the power play against the Bruins as puck and player movement, viagra no prescription along with a shot on net, viagra no prescription leads to a goal.

Viagra no prescription Much was made about Ovechkin’s attempt to hit everything in white – including his borderline boarding major that was not called when the Caps captain rammed Ryan McDonagh into the boards face-first. Viagra no prescription The Not-So-Great-Eight did hit everything that moved, viagra no prescription to the tune of 13 hits in Game 7.

Viagra no prescription The problem with that is it took Ovie away from what Washington needed him to do – key their struggling offense. Viagra no prescription McDonagh, viagra no prescription Dan Girardi and the rest of the Rangers limited the NHL’s leading goal scorer to one goal in the series and a season-high five game goalless streak. Viagra no prescription

Viagra no prescription In addition to shutting down Ovechkin, viagra no prescription the Rangers did a fine job in shutting down Mike Green in the last two games. Viagra no prescription While Green had three shots in each of the final two games, viagra no prescription he had to struggle to find clear shooting lanes.

Viagra no prescription Since the Rangers can’t carve up the Broadway Hat, viagra no prescription it was a fitting tribute to the team that McDonagh was awarded the honor. Viagra no prescription His job does not get an easier in the next round when he will have to do battle with Milan Lucic.

Viagra no prescription The Rangers were able to limit the Capitals offense – especially during the first period when the game was close. Viagra no prescription They were limiting the Capitals offensive zone time and Lundqvist was quick to freeze the puck and disrupt any tempo Washington had going.
Can you imagine what the odds would have been on Asham having more goals than Ovechkin? They would probably be as long as the odds on the Rangers winning a seven game series where they got only two goals from Callahan, viagra no prescription Rick Nash and Brad Richards.

Viagra no prescription During the abbreviated regular season, viagra no prescription the knock on the Rangers (other than a bad power play) was they were too “top heavy” offensively and were not getting enough production from their third and fourth lines.

Viagra no prescription Come the playoffs, viagra no prescription it was the Rangers secondary scorers who stepped to the forefront to take up the slack of the top guns. Viagra no prescription You have to believe that at some point the Rangers big offensive producers will find their mark. Viagra no prescription If they do, viagra no prescription and the secondary scorers continue to score, viagra no prescription the Rangers playoff run will be a long one.

Viagra no prescription Here are my random Ramblings from Game 7:

Viagra no prescription • The Capitals 5-0 loss was their worst since losing a 7-0 decision against Pittsburgh in the first game of the 2000 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
• Washington’s core of Ovechkin, viagra no prescription Mike Green, viagra no prescription and Nicklas Backstrom are 2-5 in deciding games – including four of five losses at home.
• The Rangers and Capitals back-to-back Game 7 matchup is the fifth time it has happened in the NHL and the first time since 2002 when Colorado and Los Angeles did it.
• This series marked the first time the Rangers faced the same team in three straight playoff series since they played Philadelphia is 1985-87.
• The Rangers will be facing Jaromir Jagr, viagra no prescription Wade Redden and their Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup for the first time since 1973 when the Rangers defeated the Bruins in five games. Viagra no prescription It will be the 10th playoff series between the two teams with Boston holding a six series to three advantage.
• In addition to Hasek in 2002, viagra no prescription Lundqvist joins Harry Lumley (1950) and Curtis Joseph (1998) as goalies who posted shutouts in Game 6 and 7 of a series.
• Brad Richards is five for five in winning seventh and deciding games. Viagra no prescription John Tortorella is 5-1 in Game 7 – with the only loss coming at the hands of the Capitals in 2009.
• The Rangers have now won nine of their last 12 first round playoff series.
• The Blueshirts series victory marks the first time they won a seventh and deciding game on the road.
• Interesting regular season statistic that I don’t remember seeing – the Rangers led the NHL in scoring from the April 3 trade deadline (3.6 goals per game).

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