The Rangers won last night, and in doing so, collected two critical points that keep them in the playoff hunt. They are now just three points back of an ailing Boston club, but the Bruins still have two games in hand. They also effectively kept Atlanta in their rear view mirror, although the Thrashers also have a game in hand.
Although they did not play a solid 60 minutes, last night’s win was as big of a confidence booster as it was two points. However, many in Rangers nation are not sold on last night’s victory. I am one of those many. They need to keep winning, starting with tomorrow afternoon against Philly.
Tomorrow is also the return of Dan Carcillo. If you don’t remember, or were banished to Antarctica for a few months, Carcillo is hated by many for “licking his chops” during his fight with Marian Gaborik. With Brandon Prust and Jody Shelley likely to be in the lineup tomorrow, you can expect some sort of retribution. It will be an interesting game to watch.