With last night’s 3-0 win, the Rangers have set themselves up with a shot at home ice advantage. The Rangers of course will have to win tonight, but they’ll also need some help from the Flyers, who will need to beat New Jersey…in regulation preferrably.
Jaromir Jagr paced the Rangers’ offense with two power play goals, while Henrik Lundqvist picked up his league leading 10th shutout, and first on the Island since January 21st, 2003 when Mike Dunham backstopped the Rangers to a 5-0 win.
Matt Zaba has played well since being moved to the Idaho Steelheads. Zaba completed his college career last year and signed a one year deal with the Rangers, initially starting out with the Checkers.
Speaking of the Checkers, they lost 6-4 last night to Columbia. The Checkers battled back from a 5-2 third period deficit to make a game of it, including a PP goal by Mike Busto, but they ended up falling short. Chris Holt stopped 23 of 28 shots faced.
The NHL and ECHL wrap up their regular season action this weekend with playoffs scheduled to start next week.