There's nothing easier than picking out the flaws of a NHL team you see every day, and, in this case, nothing easier than pointing out what the Rangers don't do.
But of all the things the Rangers do not do, chief among them is that they simply do not allow goals.
In going 12-5-3, the Blueshirts have recorded an NHL-leading 2.05 GAA in surrendering a sum of 41 goals and only 29 at even strength as they prepare for tomorrow night's Garden showdown against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.
Again: 29 goals at even strength in 20 games.
No, of course, the Rangers miss Marc Staal, but the job they've done without their No. 1 defensemen is all but remarkable.
The goaltending has been at a supreme level with Henrik Lundqvist off to the best start of his career — you can count the number of questionable goals on one or two fingers — and Martin Biron as reliable an understudy as there is in the league.
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