Start of a three-game trip through that goes through Minnesota and Winnipeg Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Rangers have lost one in a row (PANIC!).
But they have won two of three. But they have lost three of five. But they have won four of seven. But they have lost 6 of 10. But they have won eight of 15.
Anyway, they’re a win or a Bettman Bonus Point away from the seventh 100-point season in franchise history.
They lead fourth-seed Pittsburgh by a single point for first place in the Patrick Division and the Prince of Wales Conference. The ice birds have a game in hand … and might never, ever, ever lose again for as long as any of us live. They’re in the same province tonight, playing the Senators in the nation’s capital.
Assuming that Ruslan Fedotenko returns to the lineup in place of injured Mats Zuccarello, and that Martin Biron starts in goal, which would be his 500th NHL game.