The Rangers are 13-2-3 when scoring a power-play goal and 13-0-3 in their last 16 when scoring a power-play goal.— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) April 25, 2013
The Rangers are 3 for their last 28 on the power play.
...so I guess we'll all be popping champagne if the Rangers score a power play goal in the first two minutes tonight.
...this obviously goes to show how vital it is to take advantage of the opportunities given to you. If the Rangers were merely pedestrian on the power play this season they'd be fighting for seeding right now instead of for their playoff lives.
...it continues to baffle me how bad this power play has been over the years despite the change over in personnel. I wish I could put my finger on the constant the last few years. Hmmmmmm.
Still think Sullivan has to go. Even Michiletti made a comment as to the special teams coaching during the game Tuesday night.
Moore needs to be on the first unit, with the most creative forwards, Zucc, Brassard, Stepan, and Nash. No coaching except for setting the lines, otherwise just let them go.
And Moore should play on the left point, Stepan on the right. I understand the merits of going the opposite way so your stick is to the middle of the ice, but the Rangers are awful at keeping the puck in the zone, and don't score off shots from the point anyway.
We have Rick Nash, derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan and mats Zucarello... You know what is missing, the same thing that has been missing for years, and the reason our PP always sucks.... No true QB that has a bomb for a slapshot. When we get that our PP will be good... But until then DZ is not the answer
we have to secure a playoff spot tonight or we are turning the devils in the last game of the season, into the best hockey team in the world. it MUST happen tonight. the rangers CANNOT come out flat and CANNOT lift their foot up off of the pedal.
So let's see, if they score a PP goal, score the first goal, and have a lead after 2, they win like 99% of their games. Wow, I never would have thought that to be possible...LOL!
IMHO, the Power Play has been pedestrian or down right sucked since Leetch started to decline, except for 2 years when they had one of the top 20 PP goal scorers of all-time on the 1st unit. Everyone talks about lack of movement, but fresh defenders can handle movement for 20-30 seconds. The biggest thing I see if their inability to keep the puck in the zone and tire out the defenders which then enhances the Rangers' ability to move the puck and get shooting lanes. Leetch was the best I ever saw at keeping the puck in the zone. Nobody on the Rangers now seems to be able to keep the play alive in the offensive zone from the point. Solve that, and I bet you would see the PP improve dramatically!
@Josh6 Moore... BOOM
@gravey94 all great points, especially about keeping it in. i also dont see enough hustle when it comes to skating it back and getting it back in the zone. DZ is a major offender on this point.