...this is a huge week coming up. Could either set the Rangers up for a nice run to the playoffs or set them back forcing Blueshirts to fight for a final spot.
The good thing about it is 3 of the 5 games are against non playoff position teams and one of the playoff position teams are in the eighth spot. Washington is not playing like the Washington of last year
The Rangers really NEED to take home 7 or more of the possible 10 points in this series. Even with 8 they will still be in a tight race with the bottom half of the playoff teams... with the bubble teams not far behind.
... now, if they can take 10 of 10, they will be in a much better spot... though still not 'in the clear'
@Paulie_F While all of that is true...
We've also lost to Toronto once. The Canes always make a late run, and we have lost to them this year. Atlanta is a MUCH better team than their record may indicate. You can never take the Caps for granted, regardless of how uncharictaristically poor they ar eplaying... and last, we've alreayd been shut out by Florida.
So, while on the surface this 'should' be 4 easy wins with potential for taking 5 of 5... lets not get ahead of ourselves.
@Billy_Beeman Agreed. Lots of back-to-backs and 3 in 4 nights. Very bunched up schedule.