The Rangers took care of business tonight at MSG, downing the Ottawa Senators by a score of . The win gives the Rangers 55 wins and 114 points on the season, locking up the Metro Division, Eastern Conference, and President’s Trophy crowns.

The Rangers had their first “must win” of the season, and they answered in style. Igor Shesterkin was solid, and it was the big guns that showed up and secured the win.

Naturally, this means home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It doesn’t guarantee the Rangers anything, but it gives them a path for a long run. The way Peter Laviolette matches up his lines means home ice gives them last change to exploit favorable matchups.

Now, to quote Joe Micheletti, the Rangers go to work.


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