Rangers gain ground, Penguins drop to 7th

 

If the playoffs started today the Penguins would be the #7 seed in the Eastern Conference, giving them the worst possible matchup against the #2 New Jersey Devils who I regard as the top team in the East. The Rangers gained ground tonight as Nikolai Zherdev had a goal and an assist to lift the New York Rangers (39-27-8) to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. The win moved the Rangers up to the #6 spot in the Eastern Conference, dropping the Penguins to the #7 spot due to the Rangers have an advantage in the season series between the division rivals. Playoff Races 4. Philadelphia Flyers (40-22-10, 90 pts) Games Remaining: 10 5. Carolina Hurricanes (40-28-7, 87 pts) Games Remaining: 7 6. New York Rangers (39-27-8, 86 pts) Games Remaining: 8 7. Pittsburgh Penguins (39-27-8, 86 pts) Games Remaining: 8 8. Montreal Canadiens (37-27-9, 83 pts) Games Remaining:Read More »

NHL Fantasy Report: Wednesday’s Top Performers

 

Top Performers 1. SJ Patrick Marleau (2 goals – 2 assists – 4 points) 2. PHI Joffrey Lupul ( 2 goals) – Lupul netted his first two goals of the season. Is Lupul turning the corner? Possibly but Lupul is inconsistent and explore your trade options with him 3. NJD John Madden (2 goals) 4. STL Keith Tkachuk ( 1 goal) – Tkachuk has a seven game goal scoring streak. So far Tkachuk is proving his doubters wrong. 5. CHI Patrick Sharp ( 2 points) – Sharp has 10 points in seven games and is showing his 36 goal season in 07-08 was not a fluke