With their win over the Flyers last night, the Rangers have clinched the first seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 1993-1994, and these are the five reasons why the Rangers achieved that goal.
Henrik Lundqvist vs. Jonathan Quick. The Vezina Trophy race has been described as a dead-heat. Well, is it?
Lundqvist continues to take his game to new heights. ‘King Henrik’ is starting to earn Hart Trophy consideration as he leads the NHL in save percentage and shutouts.
John Tortorella and his Rangers will not be distracted by owner James Dolan’s Stanley Cup prediction. They’re taking it one day at a time but signs are definitely encouraging.
As good as the Rangers have been, they are still a work in progress and a team that has to continue to grow to prove their worth as a top team in the league.