With the regular season winding down, the Rangers only had one objective left on the docket: clinching home ice in the first round of the postseason. After Thursday night's game against Buffalo, mission accomplished. Your morning notes.
It wasn't a banner performance, but goals from Benoit Pouliout and Rick Nash were enough to push the Rangers past the Sabres, and into the second-place spot in the Metropolitan Division on the strength of a 2-1 win. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [ESPN NY] [Daily News] [The Record] [Newsday] [Blueshirts United]
Versus year's past, these Rangers are better suited at a Cup run. [NY Post]
And if you're interested in how the Frozen Four is going (and specifically Bennett's team), Union defeated Boston College to advance to Saturday's championship. [SB Nation College Hockey]