The only time the New York Rangers have won the Eastern Conference was in 1993-1994, when they won the President's Trophy and Stanley Cup as well.
50 games into that season, the Rangers' record was 33-13-4.
50 games into this season, the Rangers' record is 33-12-5.
Granted, the third number in the 1993-1994 season was ties, not overtime losses, but otherwise the records look quite similar.
Here are ten reasons New York will not let go of their lead atop the Eastern Conference and will earn home ice throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.