So Bruce Arthur of the National Post made a solid point regarding the Rangers crazy shot-blocking ability. People have complained incessantly in the 36 or so hours leading up to Game 2 about New York's shot-blocking strategy, saying it's making the game boring and uneventful. But there's no doubt that it works, and it might even be getting in the heads of the Devils a little bit.
If you didn't think the Rangers' shot-blocking can get in someone's head, Ilya Kovalchuk just jab-stepped and pump-faked like Kobe Bryant.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 17, 2012
I'm not sure how shot-blocking is boring in any way. Yeah, it leads to fewer goals; I guess we should just get rid of goalies, too. Or maybe teams should just figure out how to beat it, because the Rangers could very well win the Eastern Conference doing this.