Hartnett: Rangers Need To Get Back To Basics To Make This A Series

CBS New York

By Sean Hartnett
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For the Rangers to stand any chance of making this a series, they need to get back to basics. The Blueshirts have lacked any form of defensive structure, as they have been pulled into a track meet by the speed-burning Lightning. The result? Henrik Lundqvist has allowed six goals in consecutive defeats and the Blueshirts are staring at a 2-1 series deficit.

“We feel we have to be a lot stronger in front of them, for sure,” captain Ryan McDonagh said. “They’re getting some open looks and some rush plays. We definitely are having our breakdowns in front of them, so that’s stuff that we can control. We’re going to continue to look at things on video, and ways that we can counteract that and make sure that we’re giving ourselves that best chance to win.”

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