My 3 Rangers stars
was the best Ranger skater in this game. He scored the first goal on an outstanding defensive individual effort and made an amazing move in a rush in the third period.
He gets better every game he plays.
The official 3 stars
- Sebastian Aho – Hurricanes
- Seth Jarvis – Hurricanes
- Chris Kreider – Rangers
The playoff picture
The Penguins lost 5-4 to the Islanders in a shootout while the Capitals demolished the Flyers 9-2. The Blues beat the Bruins while Tampa has a late game in Dallas. Here are the Met Division standings:
- Carolina 104 points, 8 games to play
- Rangers 100 points, 8 games to play
- Penguins 95 points, 7 games to play
- Washington 92 points, 9 games to play
It looks like a second place finish for the Rangers and right now both the Penguins and Capitals have a decent shot at finishing third in the Division.
The Rangers travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. Both teams will be on the second of back-to-back games so no advantage there. The game has a 7pm start time and will be televised on TNT.
The Blueshirts then have two days off with the next game a 12:30pm matinee on Saturday versus Detroit.