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For most of the first round, former Ranger Brandon Dubinsky was a thorn in the side of Sidney Crosby. Crosby was roughed up physically, wasn't given much space and Dubinsky did a solid job of neutralizing him.
Although Crosby averaged a point per game in Round 1, he didn't score a goal.
Obviously, he is one of the game's top playmakers, but keeping him from scoring goals is something the Rangers will try to do in this series. The best candidate to try and shut down Crosby is Dominic Moore.
He's a faceoff ace that won 56.9 percent of his draws in the first round, whereas Crosby only won 50.7 percent of his faceoffs. Moore is a speedy skater, an excellent forechecker and a defensive player that should be able to give Crosby fits from time to time.
While the Rangers should be concerned with Crosby, they can't devote all their attention to him because that will free up time and space for Evgeni Malkin.