The Rangers Look Into Mirror, See Capitals

April 30, 2012 12:00 AM

The Rangers Look Into Mirror, See Capitals

" After a few years as one of the more exciting teams in hockey, it is strange to see the Capitals playing like, well, playing like the Rangers.

They block shots, use the body, limit risks and slog their way through games in hopes of getting a victory. Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin are still on the team, but they no longer define it.

That much was clear in Game One. The game featured just 32 shots overall as many an attempt on both sides ended in the shinpads of a defensive player or skittered past the net after the shooter was rushed by defender closing out on him.

It wasn't a boring game, hard to find playoff hockey that's tied at one through two periods boring, but it wasn't a masterpiece, either. It also figures to be a blueprint for what the Rangers are going to have to do to keep winning games in this series.

Because both sides are going to play such deliberate styles, mistakes are going to be at almost as big a premium as goals "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by The Republic

Rangers expect more in second half

The first half of the 2012 season is over, and the Texas Rangers are sitting atop the American League West even though their play of late has been below par. Take a look at the offense, which is hitting .237 in July and has scored the fewest runs in ...

Read more
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by ESPN (blog)

Rangers look to get offense back on track

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers offense seemingly continues to spiral out of control. Monday's 8-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers showcased a strugg.

Read more
Friday, July 06, 2012 by Yahoo! Sports

Texas Rangers Look to Turn Things Around Versus Minnesota Twins: Fan Preview

From Yahoo! Sports: The casual observer could look at the Texas Rangers current four-game losing streak and make the assumption that this team is hurting with several pitchers on the disabled list. The fact is the guys who have come in to replace the ...

Read more