Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 5/3/13
Greg Flume/Getty Images After four days of anticipation, hand-wringing and analysis, the Rangers and Caps finally kicked off their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series last night.  And it was ugly.  There’s no two ways around it, the boys were sloppy, undisciplined and flat out not ready to play this game.  They were dominated for the first ten minutes of the game, and fell victim to taking far too many penalties.  However, there were quite a few positives to take away from this game as evidence that this team can still win this series.  Let’s talk it out… The game was lost in a span of :46 seconds Sure, Ovechkin tied the game on the powerplay.  It was a penalty that shouldn’t even have been called.  That’s hockey.  The tide of this game was turned however, on two mistakes.  The first, was a mental mistake between the pairing of Girardi and McDonagh in letting Marcus Johansson slip in behind them for a breakaway.  The second was made by Henrik Lundqvist on Jason Chimera’s back-bre...
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