The challenge of facing Sidney Crosby is largely self-explanatory.
The Penguins captain has been in the league for 17 seasons, including 16 in the playoffs and four in the playoffs against Rangers. At a certain point, what you see is what you get.
“He can skate, he’s strong, he’s good at the net, he can shoot [on the] Forehand, backhand,” said Henrik Lundqvist, who has been on the Rangers network for all four of those series, on a Zoom call Monday afternoon. “…He’s been doing this for so long there’s no question what he’s bringing to the table.”
But the question for Rangers coach Gerard Gallant is what to do with Crosby and the rest of the Penguins’ top line, which includes the No. 87 with Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust – a trio who have amassed a cool 226 points this season scored and a percentage of 51.07 expected goals per natural stat trick. Gallant is not one to publicly deviate from his message, nor would he on Monday when asked about this particular matchup.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/03/inside-the-rangers-plan-to-stop-sidney-crosby-and-co/ In the Rangers plan to stop Sidney Crosby and company.