As much as my story in today’s paper makes the argument that the “Rangers have been patching over lax defensive play with their newfound ability to score goals”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080306/SPORTS01/803060401/-1/SPORTS, it also points out a simple distinction:
If Henrik Lundqvist was playing better, we might not even notice.
It really might be that simple. As I’ve long pointed out, the only thing I really know about goalies is I can’t score on them. But there’s no getting around the fact that Lundqvist needs to find his game if the Rangers have any hope of making noise in the postseason.
And there may be no better time to start than tonight. As for who the Rangers will be seeing in the opposite net, that “remains a mystery for at least a little while longer”:http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/ny-spisles065603345mar06,0,4115115.story