SKILL doesn't matter if you get destroyed 10-3 in a game.
Seriously bro? They already clinched their playoff spot when they got blown out 10-3. Howard and Datsyuk out with injury as well. The Red Wings are allowed to take a game off; they earned it by clinching their playoff spot early. The Rangers, on the other hand, didn't EARN that luxury and have 5 goals in their last 5 games, so it's not just one game either. It would be 4 goals in the last 5 if not for that gimme goal here at the end, and we'd be on a 4 or 5 game losing streak right now if it weren't for Hank playing in beast mode the last few games.