Rangers Blow Big Lead

The New York Rangers hosted the New York Islanders last night in a game they really needed to win. The Rangers were up 3 1 after the first period and it seemed they had this game in their control. Then the next two periods were played and the Islanders outscored the Rangers 5 1 making the final score of the game 6 4 in favor of the Islanders. The Rangers are only 1 point ahead of the Quebec Nordiques for the final playoff spot, but the Nords have two games in hand. What makes this situation even worse for the Rangers is that the Montreal Canadiens are just 2 points back and have 3 games in hand over the Rangers. The Rangers making the playoffs seemed rather promising to start the week and now they appear extremely bleak.

Leafs         73  32 35  6   70
Penguins      72  31 34  7   69
Rangers       74  32 37  5   69
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Nordiques     72  31 35  6   68
Canadiens     71  30 34  7   67