It hasn’t even been two weeks since I was petrified that the Rangers wouldn’t make the playoffs after their 1-0 loss to the Sharks at MSG. Since that devastating defeat, the Rangers have won five straight, Henrik Lundqvist has found his Vezina form, Ryan McDonagh has done everything except actually stitch the “C” on his jersey and Martin St. Louis has finally scored a goal. OK, so maybe the last part hasn’t happened, but it will. It has to.
The Rangers have provided their usual highs and lows this season, like a six-month Texas hold ’em game, with both emotional swings and standings swings. There have been times when they have made me believe they can compete with the Bruins and Penguins and other times when they have made me feel like an Islanders fan. Their current five-game winning streak has me thinking they can go on an extended playoff run and that scares me because it’s never a good idea to get too high on the Rangers.
Kevin DeLury of The New York Rangers Blog joined me to talk about the Rangers’ recent run that has them looking like contenders, if Martin St. Louis will ever score a goal as a Ranger and why we don’t want but need a Rangers-Flyers playoff series.