1. More from Lundqvist: The Rangers' franchise goalie shouldn't shoulder – pun intended after his minor medical scare late in Game 2 – the entire load for the Rangers trailing 2-0 in this series. Too often, Henrik Lundqvist has been victimized by sloppy defensive play in front of him. Still, allowing eight goals in two games is not standard for him. 2. Have we mentioned the power play? Still waiting for it. The Rangers were 0-for-5 in Game 2 and now are a mind-boggling 2-for-36 in the postseason. Sure, maybe the puck movement was better and they got some chances with seven power-play shots. But coach John Tortorella's inability to find the right combination and Brad Richards' struggles holding on to the puck and making accurate passes are major issues. 3. Slowing them down: The Bruins were successful counterattacking in transition in Game 2, with their trailing skaters getting free for shots. The solution: fewer turnovers in the neutral zone and more backchecking pressure from the forwards.
Rangers' three keys to Game 3
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