In other words, the Rangers finished their regular season in a position nobody, not even the most die-hard fans, could have predicted them to be in.
Their magical run was cut short, however, in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, off of a quick goal by one Adam Henrique.
To say the loss was depressing would be an understatement.
The team who had done the impossible all post season, overcoming set back after set back, had finally been put to rest.
But there is hope for the young squad in New York City, who could find themselves perennial Stanley Cup Contenders with a few simple touch-ups.
The following is a list of three things the New York Rangers need to do to be Stanley Cup contenders in the 2012-2013 season.