After dropping four straight with Rick Nash out of the lineup late in February, the Rangers have turned it around, picking up two points in five of their last seven games.
Nash and captain Ryan Callahan have taken their games to the next level and, as a whole, the team is forechecking in tandem, which has allowed them to sustain pressure in the offensive zone and create chances below the hash marks.
These are all good signs for the Blueshirts as they head into the second half of the season. All points are valuable and wins are even more vital because of the dreaded three-point games.
But just because they team is playing better doesn't mean the remainder of the season will be smooth sailing. Tonight in Buffalo they produced another dud. There are still a number of questions marks for this team that are going to have to be answered by season's end, maybe even sooner.
More questions may present themselves as the season progresses, but right now these are the four questions facing the New York Rangers as they prepare for the second half of this shortened NHL season.