Rangers Roundup: Power rankings, Playoff Odds, All-Star voting, and more

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Dec 17, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with left wing Chris Kreider (20) and right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have technically been on a break since their last game was Friday, December 17. As the entire league enters an early pause due to COVID, it is time to see just where the Blueshirts rank.

In The Daily Goal Horn’s latest Power Rankings, the list was expanded from five to ten teams. Three of the top five teams are from the Metro division, while four make the list in total.

Let’s dive in.

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Daily Goal Horn’s Power Rankings

November’s top five teams:

  • Florida Panthers 14-2-3 ⬆️
  • Carolina Hurricanes 14-3-1 ⬇️
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 14-6-1 (New)
  • New York Rangers 12-4-3 (New)
  • Calgary Flames 12-3-5 ⬇️

December’s top ten teams:

  • Washington Capitals 18-6-7 (New)
  • Vegas Golden Knights 20-11-0 (New)
  • Carolina Hurricanes 21-7-1 ⬇️
  • Tampa Bay Lightning 19-6-4 (New)
  • New York Rangers 19-7-4 ⬇️
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 20-8-2 ⬇️
  • Nashville Predators 19-10-1 (New)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins 17-8-5 (New)
  • Minnesota Wild 19-8-2 (New)
  • Anaheim Ducks 17-9-6 (New)

New York Rangers: The Blueshirts have had their struggles against some of the top teams in the NHL. However, 4 of their 7 losses have come to just two teams in Colorado(2x) and Calgary(2x). They keep finding ways to win and have done so without Igor Shesterkin since early December.

Playoff Odds and Power Rankings

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Per the website MoneyPuck, the New York Rangers chances of making the playoffs has dipped since last month from 98% to 87.6%. Some additional odds have them a 10.4% to win the Metro, and a 2.1% chance of winning the Cup.

Taking a look at some of the Power Rankings around the league, the Blueshirts remain high on many charts.

Here’s how they’ve moved in rankings from November to December:

  • NHL.com 8th to 8th
  • The Athletic 9th to 8th
  • ESPN 10th to 9th
  • NBCSports 10th to 11th
  • MoneyPuck 10th to 17th

All-Star Voting

Fans can vote on the captain for each division for the All-Star game (2/4 – 2/5). Here’s your leaders per NHL.com:

  • Connor McDavid (30% of votes) – Pacific
  • Alex Ovechkin (29%) – Metro
  • Auston Matthews (17%) – Atlantic
  • Nathan MacKinnon (13%) – Central

As for how the Rangers are fairing, here’s the breakdown:

Fans can vote for one player from each division without regard to position. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 8, with the top vote-getters by division named All-Stars and captains.

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Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore

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