First off we have the New York Rangers (42-21-7 ~ 101 pts), which you can follow at Blue Line Station on FanSided, took on the Toronto Maple Leafs (33-34-9 ~ 75 pts) last night, which FanSided covers over at Editor in Leaf, north of the border, defeating them by the score of 4 to 3 after shoot outs.
The Rangers, who are already in the playoffs, are atop of the Atlantic Division, three points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team is also in the top spot when it comes to the Eastern Conference post season race. The Broadway Blueshirts now have a break until Tuesday, when they will meet up with the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden.
The other team playing last night was the New York Islanders (30-33-11 ~ 71 pts), which you can check out over at Eyes on Isles, who lost to the Tampa Bay Lighting (34-33-7 ~ 75 pts), a team that FanSided follows at the Bolts by the Bay blog, by the final tally of 4 to 3.
While their neighbors are atop of everything this season for the Fishsticks it’s not the same, as they are the bottow dwellers of the Atlantic Division, 30 points off the Rangers. In the playoff chase the Isles are all but done as they are tied for last place in the Eastern side of the league. The team is back in action tomorrow, once again on the road in the sunshine state, this time against the Florida Panthers.
The third squad in the Metro area, the New Jersey Devils, which if you are a fan of the team you could look into helping out on FanSided’s Pucks & Pitchforks blog, did not play last night and will be back in action tomorrow night, when they meet up with the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road.