Mar 2, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates his empty-net goal against the Nashville Predators with teammates during the third period at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Predators 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Another NHL season is about to conclude, and new Presidents’ Trophy winners, the New York Rangers, are sitting pretty atop the standings with an astonishing 52-21-7 record, good for 111 points, which is the second-most points the club has ever recorded in one season. The Blueshirts racked up 112 points en route to winning the Stanley Cup in 1993-94, which is also the last time they earned the Presidents Trophy.
There have been many unforeseen circumstances during the 82-game stretch that have turned uncertain situations into golden opportunities for certain players on rosters, like Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk almost-single-handedly saving the Wild’s season after coming over from Arizona. Nobody in their wildest dreams expected him to be much of anything because of his rocky play in Edmonton and subsequent demotion in Montreal, but he took the fresh start and ran with it, and now Minnesota has secured a playoff berth.
The New York Rangers have had multiple MVPs throughout the year, some more publicized than others, but in the end it takes every player in the locker room to deliver such spectacular results. Here are the 5 players that have gone above and beyond to do their part and help the team become of the best in the entire NHL.
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