Rangers hit lucky number 7

We may never lose again.

I’m dead serious, I legitimately see a scenario in which we never to another game. There’s nobody on the ice that’s as good as the Rangers right now. We’re won 7 straight and 10 of 12. Henrik just isn’t letting up goals. I thought it would take him a little longer to get back in playoff form, but clearly he’s playing like it right now. Martin St. Louis is playing like he’s 26 years old again. Rick Nash is so hot right now, Rick Nash. Our defensemen are all playing together for the first time in forever for extended periods of time and the chemistry between lines is now outstanding.

just give us the cup now please

Tonight looked like a cakewalk after we went up 2-0, and then we took our foot of the break nearly lost it. But more importantly, we held on to win 4-2. What was great about this game is that it showed our resiliency. Beating up on bad teams is easy, but it’s when you get tested by the good teams that you find out what kind of group you have. If you’re hot like we are now, it just seems like you find a way to win every night.

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There’s a resemblance, right???

2014-2015 Division Standings Standings – NHL

Eastern Conference
ATLANTIC GP W L OTL PTS ROW SOW SOL HOME ROAD GF GA DIFF L10 STRK
Montreal 35 22 11 2 46 18 4 1 13-4-1 9-7-1 95 84 +11 6-4-0 Won 2
Tampa Bay 36 21 11 4 46 20 1 4 13-4-1 8-7-3 117 96 +21 4-5-1 Won 1
Detroit 35 18 8 9 45 17 1 7 12-4-6 6-4-3 100 87 +13 4-2-4 Won 1
Toronto 35 20 12 3 43 18 2 1 14-8-0 6-4-3 118 102 +16 7-3-0 Won 1
Boston 35 18 14 3 39 16 2 2 11-6-2 7-8-1 91 91 0 4-4-2 Won 2
Florida 32 15 9 8 38 10 5 4 8-4-2 7-5-6 73 82 -9 6-2-2 Won 1
Ottawa 34 14 14 6 34 11 3 3 7-4-3 7-10-3 90 94 -4 4-5-1 Lost 2
Buffalo 35 13 19 3 29 8 5 1 9-8-2 4-11-1 69 115 -46 4-5-1 Lost 4
METROPOLITAN GP W L OTL PTS ROW SOW SOL HOME ROAD GF GA DIFF L10 STRK
Pittsburgh 34 22 7 5 49 20 2 3 13-4-1 9-3-4 108 80 +28 5-2-3 Lost 2
NY Islanders 34 23 11 0 46 17 6 0 13-4-0 10-7-0 105 94 +11 6-4-0 Lost 1
NY Rangers 32 18 10 4 40 16 2 4 11-5-3 7-5-1 97 83 +14 8-2-0 Won 7
Washington 34 17 11 6 40 16 1 3 7-5-4 10-6-2 99 90 +9 7-1-2 Lost 1
Philadelphia 34 14 14 6 34 14 0 5 8-5-3 6-9-3 97 101 -4 6-1-3 Won 3
Columbus 33 14 16 3 31 10 4 1 7-9-2 7-7-1 80 107 -27 8-1-1 Lost 1
New Jersey 36 12 17 7 31 10 2 6 4-6-5 8-11-2 78 104 -26 3-5-2 Lost 2
Carolina 34 10 20 4 24 9 1 3 6-7-2 4-13-2 70 93 -23 2-7-1 Won 1

We’re only 6 points behind the isles and 9 of Pittsburgh. With so much time left in the season they’re both very catchable.

I’m not an idiot, the Rangers aren’t going to keep winning forever, but what this might just be is our tipping point. We’ve been playing great hockey all year, but just getting unlucky due to injury and ilness, it puts you in a hole. But what this might be showing is our real team now. Nobody’s out with the mumps, just about all of our team is healthy, we’re +18 in goal differential. I think it’s a very real possibility that we continue to play like this and contend for the top of the Metropolitan Conference.

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