Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Three Keys to Game 6

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Three Keys to Game 6

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1. Carry the momentum: The Rangers have gotten off to strong starts in each of the five games - their first-period shot advantage is 67-39, even if they've outscored Washington only 2-1 in that period. Now they've planted a seed of doubt in the Capitals' minds after rallying for a 2-1 overtime win in Game 5 on Chris Kreider's equalizer with 1:41 left in regulation and Ryan McDonagh's winner at 9:37 of the extra period. The trick is to carry over what they accomplished at the end of Game 5, score in the first period and shake the Capitals' psyche further.

2. Got to happen now: It's no longer good enough that Rick Nash and Marty St. Louis are getting good looks and chances, or that Nash is playing strong defense. The Rangers need more than one or two goals per game, and these two are supposed to be their most lethal goal scorers - Nash had a career-high 42 goals in the regular season and St. …

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