Momentous showdown. New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round in the NHL cannot be neglected tonight. The hype of this NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game increases as it approaches.
Henrik Lundqvist is the key player for the NY Rangers in toppling the Boston Rangers on the road as he blocks and negates the shots with full accuracy to steal Game One. With such amazing Game 6 and 7 against the Washington Capitals in the first round as he completely shut them down, Lundqvist seeks that same kind of shotblocking ability again. In Game 6 and Game 7, he saved 27 and 35 shots respectively as the Rangers define what it was to play with such defensive mindset.
Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi understands his role in those shutdowns that he box them out before getting to the goal. It is important for the Rangers to allow Lundqvist to see those shots first before blocking it. Thus, Girardi’s part in blocking necessary for the cause of the Rangers to win Game One of of the best of seven series.
New York Rangers is not only about defense. The offense of the Rangers can manufacture goals with such explosiveness from Aaron Asham, Ryan Callahan, and even Michael Del Zotto. Adding to the offensive game of the Rangers are Taylor Pyatt and Mats Zuccarello as they scored a goal each in the Game 7 against the Caps.
The offense of the Rangers will surely be tested against the Bruins defensive style. It is about controlling the tempo for the Rangers for them to have a chance to win the game in a wild environment in Boston. With the will and determination the NY Rangers can do their mission to capture Game One.
Boston Bruins are not intimidated at all by those shutdowns for they have the offense that can derail any time of defense. Bruins displayed poise of their own Game 7 against the Maple Leafs when they connected five goals.
Boston forward Patrice Bergeron can do the damage against a tight defense as he finds his way to drill in goals over Lindqvist. It is about a matter of searching ways for the puck to be in through the defense of the Rangers goalie. Thus, trying all over again until it breaks in is one of the keys for the Bruins to defend the homefield advantage.
By not giving up at all over that defense, Bruins Jaromir Jagr must be willing to see the puck through the hole of the needle and that he must sink those shots. Also, Milan Lucic presence offensively will spice up the offense of the Bruins until the defense will cease to exist. Not only that, Matt Bartkowski can do his part in seizing the moment as he defies any kind of defense applied to them.
New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins game time is at 7:30 PM ET. Looking for the Rangers vs Bruins tv channel schedule? Who will win Game One? This is televised on NBC Sports Network.
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