Rangers won’t let up in quest for greatness; face NJ at MSG (NJD v NYR 7PM)

Kevin Hayes looks to get his Rangers on top tonight (Saed Hindash/NJ.com)

Kevin Hayes looks to get his Rangers on top tonight (Saed Hindash/NJ.com)

The Blueshirts are back in action tonight against rival New Jersey with a chance to claim the top spot in the NHL. Anaheim lost last night to the Avalanche and sits idle with 107 points. If the Rangers can win tonight, they will take the lead in the standings thanks to ROW’s (regulation and overtime wins).

GAME 78: New Jersey Devils v. New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden, NY 7PM

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NY currently holds at least 1 game in hand on everyone vying for the President’s Trophy and 3 games in hand on the Ducks entering tonight. Meanwhile, some Rangers may be downplaying the significance of clinching the division, each and every Blueshirt knows it will be a major accomplishment. To win the title as best team in the league after last season’s Cup run that fell short would be a major statement.

DailyFaceoff’s Goalie Matchup

NJD v NYR (Dailyfaceoff)

NJD v NYR (Dailyfaceoff)

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NOTES

SEASON SERIES (2-0 NYR)

The Rangers and Devils will conclude their season series today and Tuesday. NY holds a 2-0 series lead with a 4-3 win on October 21st and a 3-1 victory on December 27th. Henrik Lundqvist was in net for both contests and Derek Stepan register a hat-trick in the December tilt.