Madison Square Garden needed about two hours to convert a basketball court into an ice hockey rink for tonight’s matchup with the Sabres (34-29-8, 76 pts.). The PSAL boys and girls basketball championships were held this afternoon.
A win tonight would effectively mean that Buffalo won’t be able to keep the Rangers (37-26-8, 82 pts.) from a playoff spot, although Carolina (73), Montreal (71) and Florida (71) still can.
The Rangers have won six out of their last eight games. The game is on Channel 11 tonight, don’t go to MSG Network and injure your remote when the game doesn’t appear.
The Rangers lost to Buffalo 4-2 last time they met, but try asking coach John Tortorella about anything that happened before he got here. He may turn green and flip the podium upside down.
OK, that’s overstating it, but not by much.
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