Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/23/12
The New York Rangers host the New Jersey Devils in this week's featured NHL game of the week. This Atlantic Division showdown has all the makings of a classic as these two teams are both in the hunt for the division title. The Rangers used a 9-1 streak in late December and early January to vault to the top of the division standings ahead of Philadelphia, New Jersey and Pittsburgh. In fact, the streak also propelled them to the top of the NHL standings overall, and their strong defensive play has been the key to their success. Ranking only behind Boston in goals allowed, the Rangers are giving up just over two goals per game while staying in the top ten in the league in scoring. No wonder this team is on a roll. Leading the Rangers offensively are Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan. As for the Devils, this club is on the rise with Patrik Elias leading the team in scoring and team captain Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and Calder Trophy candidate Adam Henrique just a couple ...
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