Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 5/7/12

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

My answer is an overwhelming YES. And no I don't mean send Mike Rupp out there to fight him. What I'd like to see the Rangers do is hit him everytime he's near the puck. Make life miserable for him. With the exception of the Marc Staal hit, they haven't done that at all this series.

Very reminscent of last series, when they said they were going to be physical with the Senators skill players, but instead it was Ottawa who pushed the Rangers around.

C'mon Rangers, you're the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference. And for the second straight series an inferior opponent is dictating the game.

I want to see you guys spitting nails before tonight's game starts. And if you need a line brawl similar to the one against the Devils this season to get you going than do it.

I'm also still waiting for the Rangers ferocious forecheck that was a hallmark of this team to show-up against the Capitals. If they can establish that early on I think the Rangers can easily win this game.

Let's show these guys that no one comes into MSG and pushes the New York Rangers around.

Thanks to reader Eric S. for the pic.

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