Spector at Fox Sports takes a look at the playoff bubble teams in the Eastern Conference and has this to say about the Rangers chances...
"Inconsistency has plagued the Rangers since November as concerns have centered upon their depth at all positions. A better overall effort will be required for the Blueshirts to make the playoffs. Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist and superstar sniper Marian Gaborik have done their best carrying this club, but they’ll need their teammates to step up down the stretch."
...you can add needing increased team toughness. Don't think teams around the league didn't take notice of the pounding last night. The Rangers were exposed as a soft team.
...sure the Blueshirts have a few players who can fight, but are you telling me teams with legitimate tough guys are going to be scared of Voros, Avery and a washed up Brashear. I think not.