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RANGERS WILL BE IN RARE TERRITORY IF THEY MISS PLAYOFFS

APR 28, 2021  (19H54)      BRENNEN BEAUDIN
The New York Rangers are enjoying a much better season this year than they did last year, especially in the goal differential department, but it still may not be enough for the team to make the playoffs for the second year in row.

The NHL's East Division has plenty of talent as the top four teams consist of the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, and Boston Bruins. The Rangers currently sit back 4 points behind the Bruins, but the Bruins also have two games in hand.

If the Rangers do miss the playoffs, they could become the only team since the 1970 Montreal Canadiens to lead their division in goal differential, but not make the playoffs. The Blueshirts have a +35 goal differential, which puts them just a bit higher than the Pittsburgh Penguins who have a +32 goal differential.



New York is 26-18-6 with 58 points in 50 games, and Ranger fans may feel snubbed if they miss the playoffs, especially looking at the atrocious race for the NHL's West Division 4th place spot. Crazier things have happened, and they for sure still have a shot to make the postseason, it just will not be easy.
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NHL STATS
SEASON
2020-2021GPGAPTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
+4
533268100
LEON DRAISAITL
+2
53304979
BRAD MARCHAND
+2
52283967
MITCH MARNER
+1
54204767
NATHAN MACKINNON
47204565
AUSTON MATTHEWS
+1
50402565
PATRICK KANE
54154964
SIDNEY CROSBY
55243862
MIKKO RANTANEN
+1
49303161
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+2
55204161
MARK STONE
53213960
ARTEMI PANARIN
42174158
MARK SCHEIFELE
+2
53203858
ALEKSANDER BARKOV
+1
49263157
SEBASTIAN AHO
55243357
JAKE GUENTZEL
56233457
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
54153853
ALEX DEBRINCAT
50292352
MAX PACIORETTY
48242751
DAVID PERRON
53163551
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
MAY 8, 2021 G A PTS
CONNOR MCDAVID
1 3 4
REILLY SMITH
3 - 3
TIM STUTZLE
3 - 3
ALEXANDER WENNBERG
3 - 3
CONNOR BROWN
1 2 3
PHIL KESSEL
1 2 3
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH
- 3 3
SETH JONES
- 3 3
LEON DRAISAITL
2 - 2
CHRISTIAN DVORAK
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS