Big day for the six. All of them are in action, so there can be considerable movement among the clubs, which stand at the moment as follows:
6. NY Rangers: 39-28-9 (87)
9. NY Islanders: 36-27-12 (84)
Here are the impact games:
The key . . .
NY Rangers at
For the Rangers, “hot” is not an appropriate description. They‘ve lost one game in regulation in their last 14 (10-1-3). Leading the way is goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who has gotten the call in 13 of those last 14 games, going 9-1-3. It isn’t a fluke, either. 1.27, .954, and three shutouts -- he’s been the man for the Blueshirts over the last month.
The key . . . again, it’s special teams.