Eastern Conference Playoff Team Previews & Wednesday Open Thread

I'm eschewing NFL News today & tomorrow because nothing important is going on, and the draft is still 15 days away, meaning Cleveland has plenty of time to screw things up. NHL Notes: Tonight's previews cover the teams not already written up by our crack staff of intrepid reporters. Click here, here and here

Your “Free Oakley” NY Rangers NHL Playoff Preview

(Yeah, wrong team at MSG, but whatever.) 2016-17 record: 48-28-6 (21-16-4 home, 27-12-2 away, 3-4 shootout), 102 pts (4th in the Metropolitan Division, 1st Wild Card) Goals For: 256 (4th) Goals Against: 220 (13th Goal Differential: +36 (5th) Another year, another Rangers team makes the playoffs with a 100+ point season, woo, 3 years in