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Rangers Need to Fly!

The Rangers fell flat in the 3rd and even the 2nd period of game 1 of the finals. They only managed 3 shots in the third period and really need to make themselves learn from their mistakes. They flew out the gate with 2 goals and just watched as the Kings pelted Lundqvist with shot after shot and never took control of any part of them game. 

The fact that is went into overtime is still confusing to me seeing how badly they were playing. 

The Rangers need to keep flying. They need to use their speed to move around the ice and throw pucks at the net. You don’t win without shooting and to beat the Kings you need to soar around them and slap it home. The Rangers need to bump bodies and throw their weight around. The Kings have the size and power and skill to make things difficult and the Rangers and to adapt and overcome in order to make this series a competition.

The Kings don’t need to change anything, they managed to control the Rangers for the last 2 periods of the game eliminate any advantage that they had. 

The Rangers better wake up of it will be a short series.

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Kings Knock Off Blackhawks!

So now we know that the Kings will face the Rangers for the Stanley Cup after ousting the Blackhawks in overtime of game 7. This is going to be an interesting series as the teams went 1-1 during the regular season. The Rangers will need to keep their speed up and hope for better luck in scoring on Jonathan Quick then they had against the Canadians. Goals will not be easy to get on both sides whether you whose in net. 

This series is going to come down to goalies and defense. Both teams can score but it is going to come down to which team can stop the most pucks. Where the defensive edge goes to the Rangers, the goalies are tied and the offense going to the Kings who have been flying high since the playoffs started after not scoring often during the regular season. 

I also feel bad for the Kings fans in California as the game will either start at 7 or 8 eastern time which is either 4 or 5 western time. Most will either be in work or on their way homes. May take the home ice feel out of the game.