2012 Playoffs


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No prescription viagra I am not sure what is worse; getting beaten because of the play Devils stars like Zach Parise, no prescription viagra Ilya Kovalchuk and Elias or getting beaten by the play of Devils “foot soldiers’ like Carter and Gionta?

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No prescription viagra They need to bring those two aspects of their game to the table right from the opening faceoff so that they can play with a lead. No prescription viagra In the Blueshirts last 13 playoff games, no prescription viagra the team that has scored first has won all 13 games – so that makes getting off to a fast start on Friday night an imperative.

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Herbal viagra fda Barry Melrose of the NHL Network, herbal viagra fda and not a big fan of the Rangers, herbal viagra fda was effusive in his praise of the Rangers following Game 7 – despite picking Washington win.

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Herbal viagra fda The roles heading into Game 6 would have been reversed and we have no idea how the Rangers would have played in a “must-win” Game 6 or how the Capitals would have played with the pressure of trying to close out the series at home.

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Prescription viagra No offense to Girardi, prescription viagra but what game was he watching? Despite Girardi being the only Ranger blueliner who seemed intent on adding to the offense, prescription viagra he couldn’t have been more wrong about the Rangers power play – and it was never more apparent than during the four-minute power play about midway through the second period.

Prescription viagra Down two goals, prescription viagra the Blueshirts had the perfect opportunity to make up for their lackluster play with Jeff Halpern in the penalty box. Prescription viagra You know that everyone in the Verizon Center was flashing back to Joel Ward’s double-minor that turned Game 5 around.

Prescription viagra “Obviously, prescription viagra with what happened in Game 5 your first thought is negative, prescription viagra” Halpern admitted to Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times. Prescription viagra “With a two-goal lead it could have been two bang-bang power play goals.”

Prescription viagra Tortorella summed up the play of his power play unit, prescription viagra both during the four-minute power play and the other man advantages.

Prescription viagra “It sucked, prescription viagra” was Torts retort.

Prescription viagra Much has been made about Tortorella’s curt manner with the press during his post-game press conferences. Prescription viagra Well, prescription viagra when you have guys ask why you only had one assistant on the bench – as someone did a couple of weeks ago – you can see why the coach gets a bit testy.

Prescription viagra Last night, prescription viagra it happened again. Prescription viagra One of the reporters basically asked him why he called the timeout prior to the Capitals getting their second goal. Prescription viagra That would be the timeout the Rangers called because of icing after a long shirt. Prescription viagra According to Rick Carpiniello of the Journal News, prescription viagra the question was not asked by some neophyte reporter. Prescription viagra Instead, prescription viagra it was asked by a veteran Canadian hockey writer. Prescription viagra

Prescription viagra The urgency they showed on the power play at the end of Game 5 was nowhere to be found in Game 6. Prescription viagra The one thing the NBC announcers did get correct was the Rangers inability/unwillingness to go to the front of the net and create traffic and deflections in front of Braden Holtby – both on the power play at even strength.

Prescription viagra Holtby has proven that he is not a flash in the pan and long-range slapshots with no one in front of him (not at the side of the crease) is not going to beat him. Prescription viagra You have to wonder if Holtby has gotten into the Rangers minds to the point where they feel they need a perfect shot to beat him.

Prescription viagra The simple fact is they need to examine the last three goals they have scored to find a solution to their Holtby problem.

Prescription viagra Setting aside the point of the game and the urgency exhibited, prescription viagra the Blueshirts last three goals can as a result of the Rangers getting bodies in front of Holtby so he can’t control rebounds (Richards’ goal) and they got bodies in front to set screens (Staal’s goal) and they got bodies in front for deflections (Gaborik’s goal).

Prescription viagra You know things are going badly for the Rangers when their fourth line is their most consistent line. Prescription viagra Heck, prescription viagra Ovechkin was more of a goal scoring threat when he got a shot off while sliding on his ass in the third period than the Rangers were for the entire game.

Prescription viagra In the end, prescription viagra you have to give the Capitals credit. Prescription viagra They were in a must-win game and played that way. Prescription viagra The biggest key for them was their ability to extend their one-goal lead – something they did not do in Game 5.

Prescription viagra Between now and Saturday night, prescription viagra the Rangers must figure out why they did not raise their intensity-level and why they were not able to match Washington’s urgency once they fell behind. Prescription viagra If they are unable to do those two things in Game 7, prescription viagra the Rangers are doomed to repeat their 2009 playoff fate when they let a 3-1 series lead slip through their fingers.

Prescription viagra Here is one point to ponder, prescription viagra one that you did not here NBC trumpeting last night. Prescription viagra While much was made about the Capitals becoming the first NHL team to go 4-0 in games following playoff losses, prescription viagra no one mentions what the Capitals record is in the games following those wins. Prescription viagra That is because Washington is 0-3 with Game 7 pending.

Prescription viagra The other stat that is tossed around is how Holtby is 6-0 following Capitals’ losses. Prescription viagra That is true, prescription viagra but it also means that he is 1-6 in the other games – including 1-4 following up those six wins.

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