At a glance: With a playoff spot already locked up following Thursday's OT win against Carolina, the Rangers wrap up the regular season with a divisional clash against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Eliminated by the Rangers last week, the Devils wouldn't mind knocking off their rivals one last time as the Blueshirts aim for a higher seed in the Eastern Conference standings.
No clue yet: Though the Islanders played their last game of the season Friday night, picking up a point in a 2-1 shootout loss to Buffalo to finish with 55 points and move into sixth place, the Rangers' first-round opponent has yet to be determined.
The eighth-place Rangers can still finish as high as the No. 6 seed and as low as No. 8; it all depends on what happens this weekend. The Rangers are still trying to catch both the seventh-place Senators and the Isles, though Ottawa owns a game in hand. The Sens play both Saturday and Sunday and are currently tied with the Rangers in points with 54.
No Clowe: The Rangers will be without Ryane Clowe, who was forced from Thursday's playoff-clinching win with an undisclosed injury. The 30-year-old winger did not practice with the team Friday and the Rangers made a move to recall gritty forward Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale (AHL).
Who's in net? Henrik Lundqvist will make his 14th consecutive start Saturday. The Rangers had the option of resting him, with their post-season berth already secured, but opted to let him play instead. Lundqvist has played all but five of 48 regular season games.
Brodeur to sit: According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will sit out Saturday's finale. The future Hall of Famer would have played had the game held some meaning, but with no implications for the Devils he will watch from the bench. Coach Pete DeBoer told reporters that Johan Hedberg will get the start.