i wouldnt bet real $ on the rangers losing a game 7 at home or the capitals winning a best of 3 (going in 2-2) with 2 games at msg. just not happening. add onto that the rangers havent shown signs of collapsing that badly all year.
Would you bet on the Bruins losing a Game 7 at home? That happened. This 'can't lose a game 7 at home' is silly talk, it's not the NBA, teams lose home Game 7s all the time. Vancouver lost one in the Cup Finals last year.
the Rangers had five power-play goals in the ottawa series and 13 man advantage goals in their last 12 games including the regular season up to the game 7 vs ottawa. their pp saved their season in game 6 of that series. they got a lucky pp goal last night but its may you take it. they had a pp goal in game 2, as well.
Their power play still blows. They got a ton of power play chances against Ottawa. The refs will have to start gifting them 5 on 3s like in Game 6 of the Ottawa series if they want to win.
i agree they can be exploited but by whom? its just that feeling that its their year no matter what and theyll be the type of team that goes 11 losses and still wins the cup. ugly which is their specialty.
The idea that it's their year 'no matter what' is totally ridiculous. You may as well say that the Hockey Gods have blessed them. They're not a particularly good team outside of their goaltender - they play good defense but do so by limiting their own shots - and it's up to Lundqvist how far they'll go. They are playing their top players an absolute ton of minutes.