The New York Rangers are No. 3 in the most recent Real Clear Sports 2012 NHL Power Rankings, released Tuesday. RCS aggregates rankings from several major media outlets to come up with its total.
The Rangers, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday, are ranked behind the No. 1 St. Louis Blues and No. 2 Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers face the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night.
The New Jersey Devils are No. 9 overall after having been as high as No. 5 a few weeks ago. The Devils hope to build on a four-game winning streak when they face the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
The New York Islanders are at No. 26, near the bottom of the 30-team NHL. The 28-31-10 Islanders host the Washington Capitals Tuesday night. The Islanders are coming off back-to-back losses to the Devils.
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