Rangers Need to Remember What Got Them Here

April 20, 2012 12:00 AM

Rangers Need to Remember What Got Them Here

" It's not time to panic about the Rangers.

That doesn't come unless they lose on Saturday night and head back to Ottawa with their season on the line. Right now, they've got home ice advantage in a race to two wins and they still haven't trailed during the run of play in the series.

Playoff hockey is always a beast and the fact that the Rangers are going to play at least six games against the Senators is nothing that should shake your belief in the team. Neither is the fact that Henrik Lundqvist has now lost seven straight overtime games.

It's a weird stat, to be sure, and not particularly reassuring should Game Five be tied at the end of 60 minutes, but it also doesn't tell you everything about how those seven games have ended. Lundqvist missed some he should have saved, but Marian Gaborik was the culprit on one goal last season and the team's inability to score in regulation has been a major contributing factor in almost all of the others "

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