With just one day left before the Rangers begin their opening round series against the Canadiens, much of the pre-series talk has rightfully gravitated around the goaltending matchup of Henrik Lundqvist versus Carey Price. I say “rightfully” because both men are arguably their respective teams’ linchpins, through which any long-term success must be measured against. This isn’t up for debate. Like the majority of teams who play deep into May and June, superior goaltending is often a foundation for their continued success. I even wrote about them myself in my series primer, denoting the matchup as one of the three keys of the series.
It’s hard to imagine, but it’s been three whole years since the Rangers and Canadiens last met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That time elapsed is just long enough that you probably need a moment to think about what those respective rosters looked like, but not so long ago that “Carey Price” doesn’t immediately conjure […]
2/21/2017 38-19-2 MTL 3, NYR 2 (SO) (Home) Game | Event | Play-by-Play | FO Sum. | FO Comp. | TOI – NYR | TOI – MTL | Shot Report | Shift Chart As much as Sunday’s matinee tilt against the Capitals felt like a playoff game, tonight’s game against the Atlantic-leading Canadiens (31-20-8, 70 points) lacked a […]