you were the one who said 'their pp blows right? lol' that's a: snide and b: also true, even though you think it to be false. the rangers' power play was one of the worst in the league in the regular season and that has carried over to the playoffs.
you might not be a banned poster, but when random guys just throw shots at me, i generally think they have a previous history with me.
Rangers were 44 for 280 on the PP this season. 15.71%. 23rd out of 30. So towards the bottom of the league. League average was 17.31%, which would have made them 14th out of 30. To have that percentage, it would have been 48.4, we will call it 49 goals on 280 chances. An extra 5 goals over the course of 82 games is really not that big of a deal.
Just as a side the top 13 teams in the league in order were Nashville, San Jose, Edmonton, Vancouver, Pitt, Philly, Florida, Isles, Avs, Leafs, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Calgary. Well, only 1 of them is still playing and that may end tonight. Furthermore, only 2 got past the first round. If you want to expand on that 14th-22nd are the Devils, Bruins, Sabres, Kings, Caps, Blues, Canes, Ducks, Wings. Only 3 of them are still playing.
So, of the top 15 teams in the league, only 1 will be playing past the 2nd round and a very good chance that all 4 teams in the conference finals will be below the league average. Devils at 14th were just a tad below at 17.23%. BTW, if the Devils power play was as bad as the Rangers, they would have only had 4 less PP goals than they scored. A huge difference maker over the course of 82 games. So, basically one less goal every 20.5 games.
If the PP was as crucial as you claim, shouldn't the final 4 be amongst the best in PP?
Edited by Matteau#32, 08 May 2012 - 07:54 AM.