Feature Rangers Playoff Chances Down To Final Game, Again! For the second year in a row, Rangers fans have to wait until the final game of the season to know if their beloved Blueshirts will make the playoffs. Once again, it will be a bitter division rival facing them on game 82, as well. by Staff Post April 9, 2011 For the second year in a row, Rangers fans have to wait until the final game of the season to know if their beloved Blueshirts will make the playoffs. Once again, it will be a bitter division rival facing them on game 82, as well. The Rangers must come away with a point in today’s matinee against the New Jersey Devils, or their post season vacation plans begin, as opposed to their post season game plans. For the Devils, eliminating the Rangers from the playoffs would go along way towards soothing the pain of their own horrible season and questionable future. Today is their Stanley Cup. A win doesn’t even guarantee the Rangers anything. The Carolina Hurricanes get the last word on determining who makes the show when they play Tampa Bay later tonight. For the Rangers to get in, they have to come away with one more point than the Canes do today. Both teams have 91 points, but Carolina has the head-to-head advantage so they win the tie-breaker. A Rangers win, coupled with a Hurricanes overtime loss is good enough. After watching the way Carolina has been playing with their season on the line, and seeing what the Rangers consider a do-or-die performance Thursday night, it isn’t looking good for New York. The Hurricanes have gone 8-1-1 in their last ten games. Last night, they blew the Atlanta Thrashers right off of the ice in a six to one thrashing. Yes, that would be the very same Atlanta Thrashers the Rangers couldn’t even score one goal on. One could argue that the Thrashers were tired having played back-to-back, but did they really play on Thursday? Really? It is really unbelievable that the New York Rangers have allowed themselves to get into this position for a second time in two years. Today’s results will lead to many questions and much speculation. Hopefully, we will be talking about how they match-up against the Washington Capitals, their only possible opponent after Buffalo’s win over Philadelphia last night. Hopefully, the Rangers display the spirit and passion that has made this team one of the most endearing and exciting Rangers teams in years. Hopefully. Dante Vassallo firstname.lastname@example.org follow me on Twitter @dpv9 Post Views: 846 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 DGS Staff Reflects on Favorite 2019 Metro-Area Sports Moments - December 31, 2019 Related TopicsHockeyNew Jersey DevilsNew York RangersPlayoffs Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Baseball MLB COVID Tracker Baseball MLB Announces Results of Early Testing, Names Released BIZ “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale Baseline Jumper Baseline Jumper, Episode 126: Kyrie’s Comments, Adam Silver, and Protesting in the NBA (Audio) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Feature Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Growing up in New Milford, New Jersey, Angelo DeSalvo enjoyed playing a multitude of... A Timeline of Negotiations Between the MLB Owners, Players It all began on Mar. 26, 2020. Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major... Meet Yankees Signee Jarod Lessar Right-handed relief pitcher Jarod Lessar inked a professional contract with the New York Yankees... How the Pause Affects the Islanders’ Stanley Cup Dreams The National Hockey League season stopped abruptly due to the coronavirus pandemic on March... Minor League Season Starts Today; Yankees Loaded With Talent Knicks Better Off with Boston or Miami?