When I first saw that the Rangers had scored three late goals to beat Boston Monday night, it quickly occurred to me that maybe the Bruins has relaxed slightly, knowing full well that that an improvement in New York’s standings in the east could mean Boston would avoid encountering their nemesis Montreal in the first round.
Would a team do that?
I doubt it. The Rangers are still battling for a post-season spot, must play desperate hockey each and every night, and on this night just it was simply a case of putting the petal to the metal to win against the Bruins.
To me, that’s all it was. Boston didn’t tank. I like to think teams have integrity.