There are all of two regular season games left. As many of you know, however, there's still a lot on the line, as the Rangers, more proficient than ever at winning games on the road, are still trying to lock up home-ice advantage in a likely first round meeting with the Philadelphia Flyers. On Thursday night, the Rangers close out regular season play at MSG against the NHL-worst Sabres. In simpler terms, it's two points need to have as they jostle for seeding. Here are your morning notes.
And while he took the ice Wednesday in a yellow non-contact jersey for practice, there's still no update on McDonagh, as the Rangers' top defenseman tries to work his way back for the postseason. [NY Post]
Some of the Rangers key players—the veterans—will determine how far the team can go in the playoffs. [NY Post]