By the numbers:
If Bruins, with 74 points, go just 7-6 the rest of the way, they'll have 88 points. Rangers, with 71, need to be 9-3 or 8-2-2, some combination of 18 points, for 89.
X-rays negative on Patrice Bergeron's leg, Boston Globe reports.
Philly has 77 points and 13 to play. Yes, G Michael Leighton left last night's loss with high ankle sprain. But again, playing just a notch above .500 gives them 91.
If Rangers somehow climb within two or three points of Flyers in next 10 games, they have a puncher's chance, with a home and home to close season.
Montreal, getting hot at right time, expected to have Mike Cammalleri and M.A. Bergeron back soon. They should finish sixth and maybe fifth. It is the Rangers who have to be on fire, and as Henrik Lundqvist said, "at war", down the stretch.
NYR practice at high noon.