As I wrote for the daily paper last night, the view in the rear view mirror is always different than thru the windshield -- once you move the GPS. Can't change what's behind ya.
After the All-Star break, the Rangers have 30 games remaining, with 16 of them against teams currently in the playoffs. They face Philadelphia three times, Pittsburgh three times, Montreal, Boston and Atlanta twice, and Washington, Tampa, Detroit and Anaheim once.
Not a cakewalk, even with the expected injury returnees, which will be like acquiring more forwards, like five of em, in trades.
There are 16 games at home and 14 on the road, with the final three games of the regular season at Madison Square Garden.
February, when several of the injured forwards -- Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Erik Christensen (knee), Ruslan Fedotentko, Vinny Prospal -- are expected back, is a light month, with just 12 games. There are 14 games in March.
If form holds, Martin Biron (8-4) will play six or seven of those 30 games, likely in some of the remaining four back-to-backs.