April 18, 2012 12:00 AM
" Elevation was the name of the game on Monday night.
The Rangers got pushed around in Game Two of their series with the Senators. It was a shocking development because up until that point, they rarely took any physical guff from the opposition. The Rangers needed to find another gear to retake the advantage in the series.
They found it. And it wasn't just Henrik Lundqvist standing on his head for 60 minutes, although that helped.
It was Stu Bickel blocking a shot in front of an open net and Anton Stralman making two marvelous defensive plays to kill scoring chances in the third period. You expect that from Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh, but not from a third defensive pair that hasn't always had John Tortorella's respect.
It was also Ruslan Fedotenko rediscovering the edge to his game after a mostly passive final month of the season. And it was especially Brian Boyle looking like the star that many have thought lurked inside his massive frame since he was a first-round pick back in 2003 "
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