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New York Rangers Implement ‘Flying V’ in Game 4 of Stanley Cup Playoffs (Pic)

by: Esteban On  Thursday, June 12, 2014

rangers flying v mighty ducks game 4 stanley cup finals

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and for the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, times were definitely desperate. Down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings, having coughed up three two-goal leads in games one and two, they needed a win to avoid the indignity of a sweep.

So what desperate measures did the Rangers take?

Well, apparently they borrowed their Game 4 strategy from a Hollywood movie about a bunch of misfit kids and their washed up coach who band together and discover that teamwork and friendship is more important than talent or skill.

I am talking, of course, about The Mighty Ducks. And the strategy the Rangers borrowed was Gordon Bombay’s famous “Flying V.”

Take a look:

rangers flying v stanley cup finals game 4

The Rangers stopped short of putting Keenan Thompson in goal, though. Knucklepuck aside, they felt Henrik Lunqvist still gave them a better chance to win.

They were right, too. The Rangers held on to win 2-1, and the series now heads back to L.A. for Game 5.

Hat Tip – [@tsnjamesduthie]

 




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