RANGERS MOVE 5 POINTS AHEAD OF PENS
Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and assist, and the New York Rangers rallied from two-goal deficit, defeating the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2 on Wednesday night.
What the Rangers are doing this week is beating teams they should and New York got some more breathing room in their attempt to hold onto the top spot in the Eastern Conference, moving five points ahead of the Penguins.
Improving to 49-21-7 (105pts) on the season, the Rangers return home for a two game homestand, hosting the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night and the Boston Bruins on Sunday at MSG.
The Rangers close out the final week of the regular season with two road games in Philadelphia (4/3) and Pittsburgh (4/5) and host the Washington Capitals on April 7th in their regular season finale.
The Penguins have a game in hand on the Rangers and face the New York Islanders tomorrow night in Long Island.
The Philadelphia Flyers chasing the Penguins for the No. 4 seed and home ice in the first round, face the woeful Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night in Toronto.
EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS
1. New York Rangers (49-21-7, 105 pts)
2. Boston Bruins (45-28-3, 93 pts)
3. Florida Panthers (37-24-15, 89 pts)
4. Pittsburgh Penguins (47-23-6, 100 pts)
5. Philadelphia Flyers (44-24-8, 96 pts)
6. New Jersey Devils (43-28-6, 92 pts)
7. Ottawa Senators (39-28-10, 88 pts)
8. Buffalo Sabres (38-29-10, 86 pts)
9. Washington Capitals (38-31-8, 84 pts)