It's one game, talk to me after game 2. The first game of a series is the least indicative of what is going to happen in the series and only becomes important if the result of game 2 is the same.
Believe it or not no one is going to give the boys from upstate the Stanley Cup based on winning the opening game of the second round. So enough of the coronating the Sabres and burying the Rangers.
The Rangers hurt themselves with too many penalties in the first period. They were never able to capitalize on a quick start, thanks to some fine goaltending by Miller, but gave Buffalo too many opportunities with the man advantage.
The Rosival injury really hurt the boys from Gotham and put to much pressure on the 5 remaining backliners. Rosival is the horse of the Rangers D-corps logging the most minutes, manning the point on the PP and part of the 1st pair on the PK. He is being listed as day-to-day which I guess could be seen as a good sign.
So now we will see how the Rangers deal with a little adversity in the playoffs, they were never behind in the 1st round series vs. Atlanta until game 4. My feeling is the team wil respond well to this new challenge, they basically had their backs against the wall for the final 2 months of the regular season and I see no reason to doubt they won't come out swinging tomorrow night.