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New York Rangers: Five Reasons You Should Feel Optimistic

Frank Franklin II, AP
Frank Franklin II, AP

The New York Rangers have found some consistency, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. Here are 5 reasons to feel optimistic.

By Chris Wengert

The New York Rangers have won four of their last seven games, with two overtime losses and one regulation loss.

That’s 10 out of a possible 14 points against teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Florida, and Los Angeles. That is certainly not too shabby considering the slumps the Rangers have endured this season.

And if Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins was a playoff game with regular 5v5 overtime, I say that Rangers win that game.

With the playoffs a little more than two weeks away, it’s time to prepare ourselves for what may, or may not lie ahead. But either way, I can assure you of one thing.

Rangers’ fans are in for plenty of stress and anxiety.

But in the end if all the stress and anxiety means that the Rangers will make another deep run, it will certainly be worth the jars and jars of tums.

In preparation for this endeavor, let’s take a look at some of the reasons the Blueshirt Faithful should feel optimistic heading into the playoffs.

I've been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals. E-mail me at: Chris.Wengert@elitesportsny.com