New York Rangers: 5 Reasons Rangers Are Stanley Cup Contenders

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New York Rangers: 5 Reasons Rangers Are Stanley Cup Contenders

The New York Rangers sit atop the Eastern Conference playoff race with 95 points on the season, leading the surging Pittsburgh Penguins by one point.

The Rangers have been stellar all season and have been the top team in the East for many weeks.

Possessing one of the league's top goaltenders, the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist has been nothing but superb in his sixth season with the team.

The Rangers' defense has been stout all season and the team has collected 13 wins thus far against Atlantic Division rivals, including a Winter Classic victory on the Philadelphia Flyers' home turf.

The Atlantic Division, despite the New York Islanders, will have four teams in the playoffs unless something drastic happens within the next 10 games.  

That being said, the Rangers have played in one of the most competitive divisions in hockey and have still managed to win.

Although being in a recent slump, losing five of their last seven, here are five reasons why the New York Rangers are Stanley Cup contenders.

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