Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14
With the Islanders (55 pts.) picking up a point in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres last night they moved into the 6th seed ahead of the Rangers (54 pts.) and Senators (54 pts.). The Rangers now need a minimum of one point today to clinch at least the 7th seed. The sixth seed is also a real possibility but there's a lot of scenarios that need to playout: The Rangers clinch the 6th seed if, - Ottawa gains no more than two points in their remaining games. - Rangers win their final game in regulation or overtime. Ottawa clinches the 6th seed if, - They earn three or more points in its final two games. - They tie the Rangers in points but finish with more regulation/overtime wins (Ottawa bested the Rangers in their season series, giving them the second tiebreaker.) The Islanders clinch 6th seed if, - The Rangers lose its final game. - Ottawa does not win either of its final two games in regulation or overtime, and gains no more than 2 points combined Here are the standings... ...because the Rangers need at least a point today vs. the Devils to get out of that dreaded 8th seed, I think Torts has to start Lundqvist. ...thoughts? Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.
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