Lozo: Caps can definitely knock off the Rangers
Sun, 6 May 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. Other Rangers essentially playing five defensemen do you see that as the strategy that the capitals need to exploit. In order to pull off -- victors. Yeah there -- only good news Friday -- used to pickle for three minutes -- triple overtime game they should really be pounding on those guys any chance they get and that was Colorado did in the first round that it didn't pay off a victory but they definitely wore those guys down and if you're gonna play five defensemen and only five defenseman there at the playing you know. 25 or six minutes during the overtime. You know Ryan McDonough plays 53 minutes in triple overtime game comes back and play 225 today. You know you have to hit those guys you have to Wear them down because the defense is pretty much heart and soul of this team and -- you can chip away at that aggregate scoring chances and that's pretty much -- way to beat the Rangers. Beating the capitals in triple overtime could've been deflated but of course they came back for game four and beat the Rangers now the series shifts Anderson to the Rangers building. Who has the momentum coming into game five. You know I don't know if there's -- that you momentum I think there's period to period momentum but this series this -- -- so -- that I don't think it matters to play in Madison Square Garden they're going to Verizon if there you know playing in a parking lot somewhere I think that it's a very even series -- -- come down to mistakes. And you saw today with you know -- diverse called Dennis Rodman im for an -- of miscommunication that leads to a goal. It's just it is such an evenly played game in the -- I'm just so much confidence there there are completely different team than they were in the past. Nothing phases them and if they go into the -- when game five. -- are the the same thing and they lost that series by the of the caps can get game five I think that the series regulars. Now I -- bring hole they. Fresh Green young Ricky was an even unless the season going up against on her lung -- how much respect to -- actually get in the rangers' locker room. I think he gets a lot of respect I don't think they look at him as some kid who played you know whatever was a dozen games of where this season I think they see and has a solid goaltender who can steal games and no it was a very busy today but if it's it's a lot about his mental make up its these three shots the first period and stay sharp and play well do you want -- again. And you know he was very good last year and they called him up he has this hmmm you know demeanor that I think. I think it affects the rest of the team I think they see in -- and they don't corralled so it is -- -- and it's just this thing where you know it is that -- momentum I think that causes confidence and you know Brady -- you know our -- the is -- much experience he has he's a guy he's the kind of guy can take this team deep in the playoffs I think it's. The Rangers pride themselves on being the shot blocking team -- and today the capitals grossly out -- to their shots how the Rangers feel about that -- -- taking away from their game did you feel like this -- different capitals team and Eckstein in the playoffs before. Oh it's definitely different capitals team I mean Bruce for drove a free -- he definitely transform them to a more defensive minded team but dale -- taken it to hold a level where he has everybody on that -- arc seminars here are some of the bachelor couple times in the series has been crazy I've never seen do that until now what. Everyone on this team has bought and everyone on this team is going to do in front of any shot and any time and note some of that has due to being the playoffs and you know everybody buys in everybody commits we saw that with the Ottawa series you know guys that don't really blocked shots on off personally want to do it but. No I think it's taken. Know whatever was the last sixty games of the season for that for governor sort of get his message across to get everybody to buy and and it's translated and the Boston series when it's translated to the series as well and they are there are three different team. It's a seven seed against a one seed but the capitals have yet to lose back to back games they took down the defending Stanley Cup champions. Are you confident that perhaps the capitals to pull it off again against the Rangers. All they definitely can I I thought when the first round series were kind of shaping up and you know the Rangers to play your auto or you know Florida or when I thought Washington was their toughest matchup just because of the success that time because. They play similar styles of the Rangers and their press they're kind of beat up the same where they have a few stars they have good defenders agreed goaltender. And when you play the styles of these teams are it's almost as if it's a coin -- You know it's just a matter who's gonna who's gonna make a mistake who's been you know make a defensive miscue. You know triple overtime it was a very very tight -- came down -- just a miscommunication behind the -- you know today was the same sort of thing. The capitals can win the series if you beat the defending champions in game seven in their building you can pretty much do anything in the playoffs. It's always good to see about eight feet and thank you -- CSN Washington dot com.