Originally Posted by ragingclue
However, I just wonder what caused the team to go from playing lights out every day to this train wreck that now exists across the board.
exhaustion...plain and simple. when you have to battle hard through the end of the regular season just to get in, then you play a hard fought series against the yankees, turn around and start the next series 36 hours later, you've pretty much used every ounce of energy by that point. whereas rangers were comfortably into the postseason well before the closing stretch of the regular season, guys were rested, we took care of tampa bay quickly, given even more rest, and it looks like we're going to get another good stretch of rest before the next series *knock on wood*