The New York Rangers finally have a winning record, and they're determined to stay that way. The Broadway Blueshirts had a tough start to the condensed lockout season, but they seem to have it together now.
Despite their slow start to the season, the Rangers are No. 8 in the conference and currently in a playoff spot.
The team has eight games left on its February schedule, meaning that when the month is over the season will be almost half done. It sounds almost ridiculous to say that after 19 games, but that's what happens after a lockout.
During a shortened season the significance of each game increases ten-fold. Here's a list of five games that will be crucial to the Rangers during the month of February.