Every game and every point is important, especially against other teams in the hunt. Those become four point games and are absolutely crucial for the Rangers to win if they're going to qualify for the playoffs.
Furthermore, this shortened season does not include inter-conference play, and that places even more significance on each and every game. With fifth place and tenth place separated by only seven points in the Eastern Conference before play on Thursday night, it's possible that we see some dramatic changes in the standings before season's end.
Naturally, though, when you take a look at the remaining games for the Rangers, it's clear some are bigger than others. These are the games the Rangers need to win.
After the jump, we'll discuss these four games and what makes them so important.