The New York Rangers have clinched a spot in the 2013 postseason after an overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. It's been an up-and-down season for the Blueshirts, but now that they're in, what can we expect from the team and its star players in the postseason?
The Rangers have a core of players that will need to be at their best. Led by Henrik Lundqvist, this core—which also includes Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan and Brad Richards—has to play well. If they do not, then the Rangers will have a disappointing end to their season.
However, the Rangers are 9-3-1 in the month of April and have shown the type of play that made many think the team could be a Cup contender.
What can we expect from the Rangers' top players in the 2013 postseason? And how will that affect the team as a whole?
Read on to find out.