by Patrick Hoffman on 01/12/12 at 11:32 AM ET
That is what the New York Rangers will be looking to do tonight against the hot Ottawa Senators.
The Blueshirts have won five in a row and are currently playing a great brand of hockey. The club is getting timely goal scoring, great defense and excellent goaltending from both Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron.
The team is also showing that they can win hockey games in many different ways. The Blueshirts can take a team down in regulation, overtime, or a shootout while also being able to come from behind or hold a lead going into the third period.
On the other side, the Ottawa Senators are also playing some great hockey. In their last 10 games, the team is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and has won two straight. Through 44 games, the Senators are 23-15-6, which is good for fifth in the Eastern Conference.
After tonight’s tilt, the Rangers will head north of the border to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens on back-to-back nights this season. A win tonight against the Senators could certainly ease things going across the border for the weekend.
With that said, the team has a chance to pick-up six points against the Northeast Division in their next three games. While we do not want to put the cart before horse, if the Rangers manage to win these next three games, that would be eight straight wins, which would help the team get a better hold of its No.1 spot in the Atlantic Division and hopefully, the Eastern Conference and even the NHL.
With this Rangers’ team, that seems like a realistic dream, doesn’t it?
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