X cite herbal viagra for woman After it appeared that the New York Rangers were not going to win the Metropolitan Division crown, x cite herbal viagra for woman Blueshirts fans have been calling for their team to go into the tank (just enough) to clinch the first wildcard and cross over into the Atlantic Division as the fourth seed.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Ranger fans: Be careful what you wish for.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Switching divisions does have its advantage as the Rangers avoid the gauntlet of having to defeat two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference (who also rank first, x cite herbal viagra for woman second and fourth in the NHL) in order to just reach the Eastern Conference Final.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Of course, x cite herbal viagra for woman that advantage means the Rangers get to face the Montreal Canadiens and the house of horrors known as the Bell Centre. X cite herbal viagra for woman Despite the Rangers having, x cite herbal viagra for woman as Rick Carpiniello, x cite herbal viagra for woman now writing online for MSG at ACCORDING TO CARP calls it, x cite herbal viagra for woman “road-ice advantage”, x cite herbal viagra for woman the Rangers would have been better off crossing over to the Western Conference where they posted a 21-6-1 record. X cite herbal viagra for woman Only Chicago’s 43 points against the Eastern Conference matched the Rangers.

X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers passed on their fans “tanking” mantra last season and paid the price with a five-game loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. X cite herbal viagra for woman Despite that loss, x cite herbal viagra for woman that series was tied at 1-1 with Game 3 being tied at 1-1 going into the third period at the garden. X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers could have been ahead if not for Michael Sullivan winning a coach’s challenge that wiped out Chris Kreider’s PPG midway through the first period. X cite herbal viagra for woman Pittsburgh tied the game on a late second period PPG by Sidney Crosby.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Rather than that memory, x cite herbal viagra for woman fans remember the Rangers third period collapse in Game 3 and the Pens thorough dismantling of the Rangers in the next two games as The King was unceremoniously dethroned.

X cite herbal viagra for woman As is the case any time the Rangers have entered a playoff series, x cite herbal viagra for woman their fates rest squarely on the shoulders of Henrik Lundqvist. X cite herbal viagra for woman For the first time in a long time, x cite herbal viagra for woman Lundqvist enters a series as the decided underdog in the battle of the goaltenders.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Since the end of the 2008-9 season, x cite herbal viagra for woman Lundqvist has been anything but a king in the Bell Centre posting a 0-6-1 record with a 4.42 GAA. X cite herbal viagra for woman In 2014, x cite herbal viagra for woman Lundqvist held Montreal to three goals as the Rangers won the first two games at the Bell Centre. X cite herbal viagra for woman Game 5, x cite herbal viagra for woman on the hand, x cite herbal viagra for woman was a nightmare as Lundqvist gave up four goals before being pulled about midway through the game leaving Cam Talbot to take the loss after the Rangers erased a 4-1 deficit.

X cite herbal viagra for woman As formidable as Price has been in his career during his 10 year career (he only played 12 games last season), x cite herbal viagra for woman he has been rather pedestrian in terms of his playoff heroics. X cite herbal viagra for woman In looking at his statistics Price’s numbers, x cite herbal viagra for woman his playoff numbers are slightly off when compared to regular season numbers: GAA – 2.62/2.40 and SV% – .914%/.920%.

X cite herbal viagra for woman For comparison’s sake, x cite herbal viagra for woman Lundqvist’s playoff numbers closely mirror his regular season numbers: GAA – 2.28/2.32 and SV% – .921/.920.

X cite herbal viagra for woman The Carey Price-Chris Kreider escapade of 2014 has been written about and talked about enough that there is no need for me to analyze and over-analyze what happened. X cite herbal viagra for woman I will say this – if Montreal needs that particular revenge factor as a motive to beat the Rangers – then the Habs are done before the series starts.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Another angle that has been beaten to death is the rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final coaches with Claude Julien replacing Michel Therrien during the regular season. X cite herbal viagra for woman Given that Julien and Alain Vigneault are coaching different teams this angle is nothing more than any interesting tidbit as what happened in 2011 will have no bearing on what happens in 2017.

X cite herbal viagra for woman What will have a bearing is which Rangers team decides to show up for this series. X cite herbal viagra for woman Is the disinterested Rangers team that stumbled home with an 8-9-4 record or is it the team that roared out to a 40-19-2 record?

X cite herbal viagra for woman While Jeff Gorton has done a pretty good job of injecting some youth into a team that was left bereft of first round draft picks, x cite herbal viagra for woman some tough decision will be coming in the off-season thanks to the Expansion Draft and the intrigue over next season’s salary cap. X cite herbal viagra for woman Contract clauses and high salaries will limit Gorton’s ability to break up the veteran core, x cite herbal viagra for woman but another uninspired playoff exit might force the Rangers to make hard decisions – which are for another day.

X cite herbal viagra for woman The concern for the Rangers is how to game plan a strategy to beat the Montreal Canadiens. X cite herbal viagra for woman Being a diehard Rangers fan – as if there is any other kind of Rangers fan – I offer Vigneault the following suggestions.

X cite herbal viagra for woman The first is some advice that I had stored way from an old Elliotte Friedman article from Sportsnet.ca. X cite herbal viagra for woman Friedman was writing about the 2015 playoff matchup between the Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. X cite herbal viagra for woman Friedman wrote, x cite herbal viagra for woman “One NHLer, x cite herbal viagra for woman watching that series, x cite herbal viagra for woman said despite all of Ottawa’s pressure, x cite herbal viagra for woman there’s a certain way you have to do it against the Canadiens — drive the middle and push the defence back. X cite herbal viagra for woman ‘(The Senators) don’t shoot for rebounds, x cite herbal viagra for woman’ he texted. X cite herbal viagra for woman ‘They shoot to score from far out, x cite herbal viagra for woman’ and that is ‘too easy for Price.’”

X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers forwards are going to have to camp out in front of Price and being active and alert for any rebound chances and look to screen him at every chance. X cite herbal viagra for woman Think of Derek Stepan’s PPG against Philadelphia in the regular season finale as the blueprint for the Rangers – especially on the power play. X cite herbal viagra for woman Tristan Jarry had no chance to stop Stepan’s shot because he had to look around Rick Nash.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Shea Weber is going to be an imposing figure in this series at both ends of the ice. X cite herbal viagra for woman You can expect he will be out against either Kreider or Nash and will try to neutralize either one. X cite herbal viagra for woman On the plus side, x cite herbal viagra for woman that probably means he can’t be on the ice to defend them both as long as AV pays attention to matchups.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Offensively, x cite herbal viagra for woman Weber’s howitzer of a shot will be as imposing as that of Alex Ovechkin – especially when the Habs are on the PP. X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers must know where Weber is on the ice at all times in the Rangers zone and the Blueshirts must be active with their sticks and bodies to disrupt his shot – something they don’t always do enough of when facing Ovechkin – especially on the PP.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Offensively, x cite herbal viagra for woman especially early in games, x cite herbal viagra for woman dump the puck into his corner and make him play the puck. X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers have enough forwards who have the skating ability and size to put pressure on Weber and make him give up the puck. X cite herbal viagra for woman When he does, x cite herbal viagra for woman that is when the Rangers must attack on the forecheck. X cite herbal viagra for woman It is similar to the strategy the Rangers used in 1979 when they defeated Denis Potvin and the New York Islanders.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Some fans are concerned about the size the Habs added at the trade deadline. X cite herbal viagra for woman If the difference in this series comes down Jordie Benn, x cite herbal viagra for woman Dwight King and Steve Ott then the Rangers had no business even being in the playoffs. X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers have enough size in their lineup to battle Montreal – it is a matter of them using it.

X cite herbal viagra for woman It is that size and the Rangers speed among their forwards that make it a must that the Rangers harass Montreal on the forecheck, x cite herbal viagra for woman above and beyond what I wrote previously about slowing Weber down. X cite herbal viagra for woman Julien is going to have the Habs clogging the neutral zone so the best way for the Rangers to combat that is to pin the Canadiens in their own zone.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Remember, x cite herbal viagra for woman dump-and-chase is not always a bad idea as long as the Rangers don’t forget the chase part – something they often do. X cite herbal viagra for woman When they dump the puck in they have to do it smartly because price can handle the puck. X cite herbal viagra for woman Either band it hard around the boards or put into the corner where Price can’t play the puck. X cite herbal viagra for woman Cross-ice dump-ins with the weak side forward going hard after the puck will help.

X cite herbal viagra for woman Speaking of being pinned in their own zone, x cite herbal viagra for woman could the Rangers please abandon this fake news about them playing man-to-man defense because they don’t. X cite herbal viagra for woman The Rangers forwards drop down into the shooting lanes rather than cover the points. X cite herbal viagra for woman Watch the Rangers’ defensive zone coverage; the forwards are playing a spot on the ice as opposed to playing the man. X cite herbal viagra for woman This is why the Rangers get caught in their own zone for extended periods of time.

X cite herbal viagra for woman In coming up with a prediction, x cite herbal viagra for woman I am of two minds. X cite herbal viagra for woman My heart says that the Rangers can and will win in six games. X cite herbal viagra for woman However, x cite herbal viagra for woman my brain says something different.

X cite herbal viagra for woman If the Rangers were an offensive juggernaut or a lockdown defensive team, x cite herbal viagra for woman then I could see them being able to flip the switch and return to the success they had prior to the final quarter of the regular season. X cite herbal viagra for woman Since the Rangers are neither of those type of teams, x cite herbal viagra for woman the prediction is Montreal in six.

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