The Rangers Could Be in Fourth Place on Wednesday

March 29, 2012 12:00 AM

The Rangers Could Be in Fourth Place on Wednesday

" The Rangers face the Wild in Minnesota on Tuesday night in a game that probably doesn't strike you as being all that significant.

After all, the Wild are in the Western Conference and they are already eliminated from the playoff hunt, making this game more of a chore for the visitors than the normally insignificant interconference affairs. Other than the fact that Marian Gaborik used to play his home games in St. Paul, it's hard to think of one semi-interesting thing about the history between the two teams.

Ah, but there is a storyline worth watching as the game unfolds. The Rangers enter one point ahead of the Penguins for first place in the Atlantic Division, which means that the night could end with the Rangers staring up at someone in the divisional standings for the first time in 2012.

Since the Penguins are playing the Islanders, who are both not very good and not inclined to help out the Rangers, there's a pretty good chance that they will end the night with the two points they need to vault the Rangers in the standings "

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