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Game 75: Keep rolling in Calgary, make it six in a row

March 28, 2014, by
Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

The Rangers are on their longest winning streak of the year, rattling off five wins in a row. Tonight they look to make it six in a row in Calgary against a Flames team that will have a bunch of balls in the draft lottery this year. I would say this has all the makings of a trap game, but the next game is against Edmonton. These are two games that the Rangers need to use to build confidence as they head to the playoffs.

Bob Hartley has the Flames running a 1-2-2 forecheck that can be used aggressively or conservatively depending on the game situation (time left in period, score, puck location, etc.).  In the DZ, Calgary uses a low zone collapse, taking out shooting lanes and keeping things in tight. On special teams, they run a 1-3-1 and a diamond penalty kill.

Rangers Lineup:

Martin St. LouisDerek StepanRick Nash
Carl HagelinBrad RichardsBenoit Pouliot
J.T. MillerDerick BrassardMats Zuccarello
Brian BoyleDominic MooreDerek Dorsett

Ryan McDonaghDan Girardi
Marc StaalAnton Stralman
Raphael DiazKevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start

Scratches/Injuries: Chris Kreider (hand), John Moore (concussion symptoms), Ryan Haggerty (healthy), Justin Falk (healthy)

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10 comments

  1. Puck Luck @Centerman21 says:

    I really hope the Rangers don’t blow this game. Some of them have said they don’t wanna look past Calgary or Edmonton. However, saying it to the media and doing it on the ice in game are two different things. The Rangers have lost a few of these games this year when they clearly should have won. Calgary is a very beatable team if the Rangers players really approach this with the right mindset. They’ll beat this team in 40 mins if they are serious and take advantage of mistakes and don’t force anything because they are a bottom feeder.

    • Chris F says:

      I think the whole trap game fear is overblown.

      These guys are all professionals, they want to win and they are surging for playoff position right now. While early in the year I suppose you can let your guard down and get beat by a team you should easily handle, I think the later in the year the more focused the players become.

      I can’t see these guys hitting the ice thinking 2 points are gonna come early this time of year.

      With that said, any team can beat any team on any given night. It doesn’t mean that one side was unprepared. These guys are the best in the world; that’s why they’re in the NHL.

  2. Rangers Fan in Boston says:

    There is it. Finally. Monkey off the back.

    • Rangers Fan in Boston says:

      Spoke too soon.

      • Chris F says:

        What happened? I am put but checked on my phone and saw St. Louis scored. A few minutes later, I checked again and it’s back to 1-0 Calgary again?

        Let me guess, distinct kicking motion?

  3. Bloomer says:

    Very distinct kicking motion. Flames taking full advantage of Henk’s weak glove hand.

  4. Leatherneckinlv says:

    St Louis is getting closer…first he couldn’t score on the empty netter now he scores to get it called back…Ladies and Gentlemen….St Louis is getting closer to knocking that monkey off his back to the moon….lol

  5. Bloomer says:

    Lundqvist doing his Hardy Astrom impression tonight.

  6. Leatherneckinlv says:

    that 4 goal was awful….very unLundqvuist like. Here is a classic example of the few flaws with +/-. Brassards line, Girardi and McD get an undeserving (-)because Lundy let in a softie

  7. Chris F says:

    Hank made some spectacular saves tonight, especially after the Rangers battled back hard.

    It’s a shame that 4th goal, the game winner, was such a softie.