New York Rangers: Predicting the 18-19 season month by month

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 07: Ryan Spooner #23 of the New York Rangers skates the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 7, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 07: Ryan Spooner #23 of the New York Rangers skates the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 7, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 05: Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers skates against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on April 5, 2018 in New York City. New York Islanders defeated the New York Rangers 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 05: Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers skates against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on April 5, 2018 in New York City. New York Islanders defeated the New York Rangers 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Month(s): March and April

Games: 19

Record: 8-9-2

Highlights: Three in a row against Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary as the Rangers sweep the Canadian West Coast road trip will be one of the team’s best stretches of the season. New York will also close out the season on a high note by beating Pittsburgh on the road in Game 82. There should also be a few new faces in the lineup for New York after the trade deadline and some call-ups from Hartford.

Player of the Month: Mats Zuccarello will remain a Ranger after the trade deadline and despite all the rumors, will put together a solid finish to the season with five goals and 12 assists in the last 19 games.

Bold Prediction: Not only will the Rangers sweep the road trip to Canada, but they will do so in style. The Rangers will outscore the three teams they play by a combined 11-3 and will mix in a shutout.