Larry Brooks at The New York Post reports...
"Now the final four games won't be about chasing a division or conference title.
Now the final week won't be about securing home-ice advantage.
Now the Rangers are in a fight to the finish to make the playoffs."
...after yesterday's devastating loss to Pittsburgh, we're fighting for our playoff lives. If all the other teams in the playoff race win out, we must gain four points in our last four games (Pittsburgh, Islanders (twice), Devils) to make the playoffs.
...tonight is the most important game of the season. This is the game we have in-hand on Philadelphia, Boston and Washington. If we win tonight, the playoffs are an almost certainty. But if we lose, panic city baby.