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Maybe the title of the slide should be, "Can the Rangers Win with This Abysmal Power Play?" After all, that's what it's been: just abysmal.
We all know the stats. The Rangers haven't scored on the power play since Game 2 of the first round.
Teams can win with poor power plays. Last year, the Chicago Blackhawks converted on just 11.4 percent of their power plays. The year before, the Los Angeles Kings converted on just 12.8 percent.
So, it's possible. But it doesn't mean the Rangers aren't going to struggle to win. They had three power-play opportunities at the beginning of Game 2 against Pittsburgh and failed to capitalize. One goal could've made a huge difference.
But they can barely even enter the zone, and when they do, nothing happens. There's no movement, no really good chances.
It would be great if the Rangers could put a few bodies down low and try to manufacture some dirty goals. They put Anton Stralman on the point, but that did nothing. What they really need is traffic and shots.
At this point, it's probably more mental than anything. One goal could open the floodgates, but the way that the Rangers have killed momentum with their inability to score on the man advantage does spell trouble for the rest of their playoff run.