Leafs Crush Rangers in Critical Game

The Toronto Maple Leafs came into Madison Square Garden and gave the New York Rangers a severe beating. The Leafs outshot the Rangers on their way to winning 6 Ė 3. This victory puts the Leafs in the 7th spot and just one point behind the Rangers for 6th. With this loss, the Rangers are now just two points ahead of the Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins. A win last night against the Leafs would have gone a long way to securing the Rangers playoff position. Instead, the Rangers find themselves on brink of missing the playoffs for another year. The Rangers also have a game or two in hand over the other teams battling it out, which is not a good thing in their case. The Rangers could easily miss the playoffs if they donít rattle off a few wins to end the season.

Rangers       73  32 36  5   69
Leafs         72  31 35  6   68
Canadiens     71  30 34  7   67
Penguins      71  30 34  7   67
Nordiques     71  30 35  6   66