With their win last night, the Rangers moved to 48 points and a 83.5% chance of making the playoffs according to Sports Club Stats.
Winnipeg also won last night and has 48 games but they have played one more game.
The Rangers control their own destiny right now and John Tortorella said last night that it puts the Rangers in a good situation, “we don’t need help. It’s an opportunity for some guys to step up. You shouldn’t feel the pressure and shy away from it. That is the way you need to take it as an individual and as a team. We take it one day at a time. Enjoy it and test yourself.”
Brad Richards said on MSG that controlling your destiny is all you can ask for when you put yourself in the position that the Rangers are in. He said, “it’s in our hands and it will be on us if we don’t make it. Richards then said, “but we plan on being there.”