(PHILADELPHIA) — For the first time since 1994 the New York Rangers (51-22-7) are the top seed in the Eastern Conference. They earned that seed Tuesday when they upended division rival Philadelphia (46-25-9) 5-3.
The Rangers got to work fast, scoring four goals in the first period and never looked back.
“It’s been a long year for these guys, but they deserve the No. 1 seed,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said. “Now, in a couple of days, things will change. But I know our guys are excited for that.”
The last time the Rangers had the number one seed, they won the Stanley Cup.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire