The New York Rangers have once again proven their prowess on the ice by clinching a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. Currently sitting third in the Metropolitan Division, the Rangers have secured their spot with nine games still remaining. Boasting an impressive record of 43 wins, 10 overtime losses, and a total of 96 points in 73 games played, the team has demonstrated exceptional consistency throughout the season.
Artemi Panarin has been instrumental in the Rangers’ success this year. The Russian winger has accumulated a remarkable 82 points in 73 games, making him the team’s top point-scorer. Mika Zibanejad has also played a crucial role, leading the team in goals with 37 and racking up 42 assists for a total of 79 points this season.
One of the Rangers’ most significant assets is their star goaltender, Igor Shesterkin. In his 52 starts this season, Shesterkin has claimed 33 wins and boasts a save percentage of .914 and a goals-against average of 2.55. His exceptional performance between the pipes has been a vital factor in the Rangers’ ability to clinch a playoff spot.
With the Rangers’ playoff spot now confirmed, fans and analysts eagerly anticipate the team’s performance in the postseason. Led by their star players and supported by a deep roster, the Rangers are well-positioned to make a significant impact in the playoffs and make a real run for the coveted Stanley Cup.
The Rangers are currently looking at a first round playoff series against the New Jersey Devils, the two teams have played 3 times so far this season, with the Devils winning 2 of the 3, all being very close games.
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