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Rangers 4, Caps 3: Five Observations

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1. Let’s start with the penalties. There’s really no other place to begin in a Stanley Cup playoff game where one team takes six minor penalties. That is the ultimate death by a thousand cuts. Your top players are forced to help on penalty kill duty and that can sap their energy for later in the game when they really need it. But they’re also not really in any kind of rhythm 5-on-5...