Rangers' Schneider: 'It's the way they're playing'; Rangers feel they played well at 5-on-5 in Game 1 despite Canes' edge in possession

The Rangers head into Game 2 of their second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes with a 1-0 lead in the series after winning Game 1 by a score of 4-3. The Hurricanes held a dominance in possession in the game, leading in scoring chances and shots, but the Rangers excelled in minimizing high-danger chances and scoring on their opportunities.

The Hurricanes are expected to make adjustments in Game 2 and beyond, and the Rangers are aware of the challenges they pose, including on special teams and matchups. However, the Rangers are confident in their ability to play their style of play and believe that if they can continue to create quality chances, they will be successful.

The key for the Rangers moving forward is to continue playing their game and not get distracted by peripheral statistics. The Rangers have had success against the Hurricanes in past seasons, and they believe that if they stick to their system and play with the same intensity as in Game 1, they will be able to build on their series lead.

The Hurricanes will undoubtedly provide a tougher challenge in Game 2 and the rest of the series, but the Rangers are focused on maintaining their style of play and trusting in their team. The Rangers' confidence and belief in themselves and each other will be crucial in determining the outcome of the series.

As the series progresses, the Rangers will need to continue to play with discipline, control the pace of play, and convert on their scoring opportunities. Doing so will help them maintain their lead in the series and continue to make strides toward their ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup.

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