The Rangers took the Flyers beyond the end of the regular season, beyond the end of Game 82. They also beat the Flyers three times during the season, twice down the stretch.
Granted, if the Rangers had won the skills competition they’d have gotten Washington in the first round, not New Jersey.
But my question is this:
Do you think, in a playoff series with the Devils, the Rangers would be in the same position as the Flyers, up 3-1?
AFTERNOON UPDATE, 12:06 p.m.: Lady Byng (who cares?) finalists: Pavel Datsyuk, Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis.