The Rangers couldn’t get much going at 5 on 5 yesterday

Rangers1The Rangers had 26 shots on goal last night but only 10 came at 5 on 5. (Hockey Stats)

The Rangers had:

  • First Period: 3 shots on goal and 2 at 5 on 5
  • Second Period: 10 shots on goal and 5 at 5 on 5
  • Third Period: 13 shots on goal and 3 at 5 on 5.

The Rangers had 62 shot attempts in the game but only 30 attempts at 5 on 5.

The Penguins had 22 shots on goal and 15 at 5 on 5.

Kevin Hayes struggled in game two

HayesIn game two against the Penguins, Kevin Hayes played 11:45, was a minus two, had two shots on goal, 1 giveaway and was 5 and 5 on faceoffs.

Hayes also took a hooking penalty in the offensive zone that led to Chris Kunitz goal that made it 4-2 Pittsburgh.

Larry Brooks says that Hayes had an “extremely tough time” in game two and was on the ice for both goals that Crosby scored. (NY Post)

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What the Rangers are saying about their struggling PP

RangersThrough two games the Rangers PP is 2 for 12 and 38 shot attempts and 20 shots on goal. (War on Ice)

Ryan McDonagh leads the team with 4 PP shots on goal, Derek Stepan and Keith Yandle have 3, Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider and Rick Nash have 2 and Marty St. Louis, Mats Zuccarello, Dan Boyle and Kevin Hayes have 1 each. (War On Ice)

Following game one, when the Rangers were 1-5 on the PP, Alain Vigneault said ‘they are a good PK team, they block a lot of shots and for the most part our PP got us some good looks that turned out to be the game winner.”

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The Rangers didn’t play up to their level last night

RANGERS0Mats Zuccarello told Larry Brooks last night that the Rangers didn’t play up to their standards. (NY Post)

Zuccarello said that everyone on the Rangers needs to step up. (NY Post)

Brooks says that the Rangers effort last night was disappointing and the Penguins won more of the 50/50 battle. (NY Post)

Ron Duguay said that the Penguins came into game two with a lot of confidence and finished game one thinking they could beat the Rangers. (MSG)

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