Gerard Gallant fell asleep around 2:30am on Wednesday morning, which all things considered could have been worse. If he was struggling with exhaustion after Rangers’ 4-3 loss in the opener of the playoffs in triple overtime, the manager hid it well.
The only demonstrable shift was that the Rangers did not practice Wednesday after playing 105-51 hockey the night before. They’re still confident in what got them here and aware they outperformed Pittsburgh for the first part of Game 1 and are trying to figure out how to make that sustainable in Game 2.
“For whatever reason, it happens,” Gallant said. “But it shouldn’t be that big of a difference [between] Being excellent for 25 minutes and then not being good.”
If the Rangers want to make that leap Thursday in a game they absolutely must win before the series goes to Pittsburgh, here’s what they need to do.
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