Found May 28, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
There were obviously numerous reasons the Rangers didn't advance to the Stanley Cup Finals this season, but to me the most glaring was their lack of offense, which Dave Lozo at NHL.com agrees with..."During the postseason, when every inch of ice around the net becomes prime real estate teams are willing to defend with their lives, the offense dried up. The Rangers averaged 2.15 goals per game in 20 contests and allowed 2.05 per game. At 5-on-5, the Rangers were simply dreadful, scoring only 27 goals (1.35 per game) after scoring 150 (1.83) in the regular season."...the Rangers were never an offensive juggernaut during the regular season, but they were much better than the pop gun offense they displayed in the playoffs. It's easy to score during the regular season when not every team is dedicated to playing defense every night. Not so much in the playoffs when defense wins championships....the playoffs exposed certain Rangers players as not being able to handle stif...
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