Naturally lots of talk today about the Rangers’ need to win at least one game on the road since Games 5 and 7 will be in Buffalo.
There are two theories to consider here:
I’m not sure where I stand on this seeing how the Rangers for most of the season were a far better team on the road, to the point that they were faced with an endless string of “Why-aren’t-you-better-at-home” questions.
The difference since then is that they have learned to use the Garden crowd to their advantage, and at times in the two games at the Garden, Tom Renney was able to get Jaromir Jagr away from the Chris Drury line away and from the defensive pair of Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman.
Translation: winning Game 5 will be difficult. Possible, yes. But difficult.
Some other updates:
OK, more later…