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I am one of those who has never really doubted that the Rangers will make the playoffs. It’s been a bumpy ride for sure, but this club is in the middle of a great run in March, that is propelling them to a playoff spot. They are 7-2-1 in the month of March, and while some will have short memories and remember the 6-1 and 8-4 wins over the Panthers and Sabres, let’s remember that the Rangers played some tough teams in this stretch too.
They beat the top seed in the East (Pittsburgh) 6-1, and completely dominated them in another 2-1 shootout loss. They beat the playoff bound Leafs one out of two. They shutout the Islanders. They beat the Jets 4-2. That’s five games against teams in the playoffs, and another game against a team that can still make the playoffs. Not exactly an easy schedule until the past two games.
The Rangers scored two goals or less in three of those games. That’s fairly normal for any NHL team. It gets exaggerated because of the scoring w...