3 reasons the New York Rangers didn't win the Stanley Cup

The New York Rangers are out. The Florida Panthers beat them in six games.
New York Rangers v Florida Panthers - Game Six
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Artemi Panarin and the big boys didn’t show up enough as the playoffs went along. 

The New York Rangers rely on their top guys a lot. That starts with Artemi Panarin who had 49 goals and 71 assists for 120 points in the regular season. He is one of the best players in the league. 

Panarin and the rest of the big boys slowed down big time as the playoffs moved along. The Rangers need them going strong if they are going to win the Stanley Cup but they went cold.  

In Panarin's case, he scored one goal and three assists for four points in the six games. That isn't good enough for a player of his caliber. His lone goal in the series didn't even come until the goalie was pulled in game six.

Mika Zibanejad had no points until game five when he collected two assists. He didn't score a goal or have another assist again so it was just two points for him in the series.

Chris Kreider, who is usually one of the top playoff performers for the Rangers, had one productive game in this series. He scored one goal and had one assist in game five. That was it for him though as they were the only two points he had in the series.

It is hard to win the Stanley Cup if your top guys aren't scoring. That was the case for the Rangers and they were eliminated as a result.