Rangers can clinch Eastern title with win

April, 1, 2012
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The Rangers have ruled the East for most of the season and Sunday night they have a chance to make it official.

In what could very likely be a preview of the Eastern Conference finals, the Rangers host the Boston Bruins with a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs. If the Rangers complete the series sweep against the Bruins AND the Penguins lose to the Flyers, they'll secure the title.

New York has won four straight, but Boston has some incentive as well.

Although the Bruins trail the Rangers by a whopping 11 points in the standings, they can clinch the Northeast Division Sunday if they beat the Blueshirts. They can also claim the division title before the game even starts if the Senators lose to the Islanders Sunday afternoon.
Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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