Rangers in Seven!
Can the New York Rangers slow down the Buffalo Sabres’ speedy offense? They’re going to have to find a way if they want to stand a chance in this series. We are going to see some great hockey in this Eastern Conference second round match up. Given their plethora of talent and relentless pursuit of offense, the Sabres are always a treat to watch. The Rangers have once again become the darlings of Manhattan, advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade. They did so in shocking fashion, disposing of Southeast champion Atlanta in four games, while the Sabres wobbled only slightly in dispatching the eighth-seeded New York Islanders. Both teams boast terrific coaching and unheralded depth (although the Sabres’ lineup has a higher profile after two strong seasons). Example? Fourteen Rangers had at least a point in four games against Atlanta and 16 Sabres found the score sheet against the Islanders. Each team boasts one of the game’s brightest young goaltending talents in the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, who hasn’t given up more than three goals in his past eight starts, and Buffalo’s Ryan Miller. This series will see a lot of offensive fireworks, hard hitting and great goaltending. Rangers in seven!