This weekend is huge. Obviously the Rangers are not responding well to pressure lately, so if they come out of this weekend only 1 point up or in 9th, I kind of feel like they blow it on the homestand. If Philly takes the early Sunday off again and the Canes can lose one this weekend then I think the Rangers will have enough cushion to eek it out.
Not sure how it's actually going to play out game to game but you just know it's coming down to 4/9.
Rangers play the devils in the afternoon. They'll either need to win that game or have Carolina lose later that evening. Stock up on the alcohol now because you're going to need it for the next 8 days.
2-2 makes it so Carolina would have to go 4-1 in the last 5 to pass us. With their schedule, I will take those odds.
I agree. I'm hoping for 2 and 2 and a couple of CAR losses. I don't expect much from the playoffs but not making it would be a major disappointment. They've had a surprisingly good year so far, the playoffs would be a nice reward.
Its all good we seem to play better when we respect our opponents, which is probably why we have trouble beating lower ranked teams and average goalies. I am confident the Rangers will bounce right back