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Injuries piled up at the end of the season, which is cause for concern against a red-hot Penguins squad. Losing Ryan McDonagh for any portion of the series provides a big challenge. Henrik Lundqvist still has the ability to be the difference.
There's not much the Rangers could have done to hold off the Penguins for second place in the Metro, but their three-game skid heading into this week sure didn't help. This team has been one of the league's toughest in the playoffs, so we'll see if they can ramp it up again.
The Rangers have done enough to stay a few steps ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins with points in six of their last seven games. It's looking probable that they'll host Pittsburgh in the first round.
The Rangers are in a truly brutal portion of their schedule with 10 of their final 11 games coming against teams in playoff position. They haven't fared all that well, winning just two of their past six games. Now they're in a battle to hang onto second in the division.
Troubling defensive performances have helped contribute to three losses in the Rangers' last four games. Now the Rangers are in jeopardy of losing home ice in the first round as the Islanders continue to surge.
With Henrik Lundqvist out, things could get a little more interesting for the Rangers as the Islanders are closing in on them for second in the Metro. Though, they have won four of their last six.
The Rangers made one of the big splashes ahead of the deadline, landing Eric Staal from the Hurricanes. He's going to give them depth down the middle and if he can find his scoring touch again, could be a massive addition. The Rangers are going for it again.
The Rangers have looked like the kind of team most Eastern foes would want to avoid in the playoffs. They've won seven of their last nine, making goals hard to come by for most opponents when Henrik Lundqvist is in net.
Henrik Lundqvist has been on fire lately. He has a .942 save percentage through his first six starts in February and the Rangers are rolling right along with him. The team has won eight of their last 11 to strengthen their grip on second in the Metro.
The Rangers' November-December lull is becoming an increasingly distant memory. They've won four of their last five and are getting great goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist. On top of that, forward J.T. Miller has really stepped up this season. He has nine goals over his last 10 games.
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The Rangers are scoring early, too. They've posted 12 goals through their first three games with a surprising offensive leader. Rookie Oscar Lindberg has been a huge surprise, scoring four goals to start the year.
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