On Lundqvist’s Rough Nights the Rangers Can’t Win

March 20th, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

It’s true that the really good teams in the NHL have big star power, but despite stars like Marian Gaborik and Henrik Lundqvist the Rangers have been mediocre all season long.

That’s because good teams find ways to win and get contributions from many different areas. The Rangers have the second worst offense in the Atlantic Division (only the Panthers are worse) despite a dominating 37 goal performance from Gaborik this year.

The problem is that 21 of Gaborik’s 37 goals came in the first two months of the season, and the team has found no other way to get consistent secondary scoring. After Gaborik they don’t have a single other player with at least 20 goals scored, including their captain, Chris Drury , who has only managed 11 goals so far this season.

The Rangers lack of scoring has forced them to lean heavily on Lundqvist, to the detriment of the team. Now that they are in the final stretch of the season he looks more gassed then ever.

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