Playoff Push

For the second season in a row it looks like the Rangers will be making a push for the playoffs. Luckily for the Blueshirts they are in a better position than they were last year. In seventh place and within shouting distance of sixth the Rangers should make the playoffs, especially if they continue their strong play.

The past two games were blowouts in favor of New York, with their most recent win a 7-0 thrashing of the first-place Flyers. A very satisfying win as it was the first one of the season against their heated rivals, and the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season.

More importantly for the Blueshirts was the return of Gaborik, making the Rangers the healthiest they have been all season. While he was not a big contributor, the focus the defense put on him definitely opened things up for his teammates.

Another note to make was the game Callahan had. He has been great all season and looks like the Rangers captain of the future. In a game they had to win, Callahan put up four goals making it an easy win.

Of course Lundqvist had a great game, shutting out one of the best offenses in the NHL. If Lundqvist can get hot he can lead this team to a long playoff run. With the slow start the Rangers had to the second half of the season, these last two games have been nice to watch. Hopefully they continue to play well and give us an exciting spring.

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