I just finished doing a series preview capsule for tomorrow’s paper in which I break down the Rangers and Penguins by position.
What I’ve come to decide, though, is that other than between the pipes, the series isn’t going to come down to any clear advantage on either side. For the Rangers at least, I think it’s going to come down to two things: limiting turnovers and staying out of the penalty box.
Point is, as good as they were against the Devils, the Rangers were hardly airtight. And if it’s one thing to cough up the puck to John Madden or Sergei Brylin and let Henrik Lundqvist bail you out, it’s quite another to make the same mistakes against Crosby or Malkin.
Meanwhile, the team skates at 11 before (finally) jetting to Pittsburgh. I’ll be going first thing in the morning.
By the way, here’s my story in today’s paper in whichÂ I “delve into some of the series subplots”:http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080424/SPORTS01/804240447/-1/SPORTS