One win away from the President’s Trophy as NYR take on Devils tonight (NYR at NJD 7PM)
The Rangers magic number is just 2 points to win the President’s Trophy as the best team in the NHL for the regular season. All that stands in their way are the New Jersey Devils whom they trounced on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
GAME 80: New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, NJ 7PM
A win here would allow the Rangers some breathing room in the final two games of the season. While resting players may not be on the minds of the coaching staff, playing a bit stress free to work on things that may be of concern heading into the playoffs would be optimal.
As Kevin Klein is nearing a return, the Blueshirts will be all systems go come round one of the playoffs and possible matchup against either the Bruins, Red Wings, Penguins, Islanders or Senators.
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Per @TGfireandice at the Rock, Rangers extras skating this morning are Lundqvist (Talbot starts), James Sheppard and Kevin Klein.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 7, 2015
Re: Kevin Klein, @TGfireandice reports he is just softly passing the puck on net when it comes time to shoot. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 7, 2015
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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 7, 2015
SEASON SERIES (3-0 NYR)
Via Blueshirts United: Tonight’s game is the fourth and final meeting between the Rangers and Devils this season, and the second/final meeting between the two teams in New Jersey. The Rangers have posted a 3-0-0 record (2-0-0 at home, 1-0-0 on the road) against New Jersey, following a 6-1 win on Apr. 4 at MSG. Derek Stepan leads all skaters with four goals and five points while Ryan McDonagh and Martin St. Louis are tied for the series lead with four assists. McDonagh also leads all skaters with a plus-six rating. The Rangers are 3-for-7 (42.9%) on the power play in the season series. Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 3-0-0 record, along with a 1.64 GAA and a .943 SV% in three appearances.