If you score on the New York Rangers, save the puck. It doesn’t happen often.
OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the Blueshirts do play a defensive-minded brand of hockey that makes it very difficult to put pucks in the net. John Tortorella‘s squad ranked fourth in goals against during the regular season (2.3 per game) and continued its stingy play against the Capitals in the first round, allowing two goals or fewer in four of the seven games.
Credit for the Rangers’ defensive prowess is shared by goalie Henrik Lundqvist — the 2012 Vezina Trophy winner and a finalist again this year — and a crew of defensemen who aren’t afraid to sacrifice their bodies.
For more on the Bruins’ plan to overcome New York’s dominant D, check out the video above.