The thing about a playoff race like this is that it changes every day. But the main change where the Rangers are concerned is that seventh place and higher are now pretty much out of the picture. So they have to beat out everybody else for eighth.
And the thing about that is that the teams around and beneath the Rangers have as good a chance as they do.
Of course, that changes, too, if the Rangers beat Boston tomorrow and pull within a point of the Bruins. But if they don’t beat Boston …
In case you went to bed early, or got home late last night, the Islanders got a point in Anaheim, even if they did blow a chance to get two. With two games remaining against the Rangers, it’s very possible that the dreadful Islanders, the franchise that’s been in disarray since 1993 at least, could finish ahead of the Rangers.
To put it another way: You might be able to see the Islanders pass the Rangers in 3D!
I didn’t know if I should link to it here, so I’d just suggest you go back to the previous thread and check out the comment from Bonehead LW3H at 7:49 p.m. I thought it was hysterical.
Speaking of that, your boy Wade Redden tipped in another one for the opponent the other night.
The Rangers have to lead the league in goals deflected by their own men into their net. I wish I had kept count of goals off Rangers sticks and skates scored against the Rangers from the beginning of the year. It’s got to be more than Marian Gaborik has scored, right?