Originally posted on Rangers Review  |  Last updated 11/30/11
When the Rangers were reeling off 7 wins in a row, the debbie downers were constantly on the team about beating up on inferior teams. How the Rangers true test would be the 3 games we just played against the Caps, the Flyers, and the Penguins. Tough to do much better than the Rangers just did. 3 games, 3 wins, 0 points gained by the opposition. Just imagine if this club didn’t have that hellacious schedule to start off the season. I have zero doubts whatsoever that the Rangers would have at least 3 more points banked if they had started a normal schedule. With that said, the Rangers now find themselves only 3 points behind Pittsburgh for the best record in the entire NHL. Oh, and they have 4 games in hand. Think that’s not huge? Home ice in the first round is enormous. Getting a weaker opponent is extremely important. You want to secure as high a seed as humanly possible simply because you always get the easier draw in every round. The later it goes the less thats impo...
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