The neutral zone may sound like a benign place on the ice but in Game 1, the Rangers viewed it as nothing short of a quagmire.
That is one area in which the team vows to be diligent during Game 2 Sunday afternoon when the Eastern Conference best-of-seven semifinal series resumes against the Bruins at TD Garden.
To a man, the Rangers said they need to limit turnovers, forecheck better, and make crisper, faster passes up the ice.
“We have to try to get our forecheck going a little more, hold onto some pucks in their end and create offense off of that,’’ said captain Ryan Callahan. “Our biggest weakness was not spending enough time in their end.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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