Game 28 or Remaining 29: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Penguins: 49-25-6 (104 points)

4th in the Eastern Conference



New York Rangers: 51-22-7 (109 points)

1st in the Eastern Conference






At this point, both of these teams have already clinched playoff spots. But they both have something to play for. Depending on how tonight goes, the Pens can potentially clinch home ice advantage with a win and a Philadelphia loss. The Rangers are in the hunt for the President’s Trophy, which goes to the team with the most points in the NHL at season’s end. If the Rangers emerge as the top team in the NHL, they will clinch home ice advantage in every round of the playoffs. Lately, the Pens seem to have the Rangers number, but this New York team is still the best in the East. My prediction: Pens LOSE.

My final 29 prediction record: 14-13

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