Sunday, April 4, 2010
After conquering the state of Florida (5-0 over Tampa, 4-1 over Florida), the New York Rangers have to be feeling very good amongst themselves. They did exactly what was needed and received some of the help that we knew was coming from the teams ahead of them (Although they got no help today from Detroit in Philly! Nice job, Dets!).
The Blueshirts are sitting in the drivers seat, but they are not as comfortable as they would like to be. Never the less, they are in control of their own fate. A tough game in Buffalo on Tuesday is next up on the Rangers list. It will not be easy. The game will pit against each other two of the best goaltenders in the world in a high profile game. The Rangers have to live in the moment and not get too far ahead of themselves. Trust me, they absolutely cannot look forward to the showdown with the Flyers just yet. They have to take care of the business at hand first. Nothing more, nothing less.
A few tidbits and thoughts… how good has Lundqvist been for the Rangers? Outside of the soft goal he gave up in Toronto, his play has been what you would expect out of the King! Let’s hope that he continues to play well and leads this team into the playoffs. What about Jody Shelley, Brandon Prust, and Aaron Voros’ contributions lately? How good and clutch have they been? Also, if Chris Drury’s tying goal in New Jersey was the biggest goal of the season- where do we put Marc Staal’s goal against Florida? In my book, that was as big as any for the Rangers this year. No doubt! Over and out!