Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 11/26/11
Temper the giddiness over the six goals for a moment, because, well, you have to realistically say that some of that was on Michal Neuvirth and some of that was on a Washington team that wasn’t great in its own end. But the truth is, the Rangers had the puck more and did more with it when they had it because they were able to get “there” in time more often then they had been in a while. They were getting on pucks, and on opponents with the puck, or opponents who just moved the puck, and in all three zones. They were physical, they won draws, they looked a step faster (couldn’t have just been Carl Hagelin). So, before we turn our attention to the Flys at the Garden this afternoon … Thoughts: 1) As well as it turned out, I thought the first period—much better than the previous six, more rugged, more pressure—still featured a lot of dumb stuff. And they survived it. 2) For example, how, with all this emphasis on pucks to the net, does Michael Del Zotto make that extra pass on the
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