Rangers rise up power rankings

The New York Rangers are on the rise in the latest edition of ESPN.com’s power rankings. The Blueshirts jumped from No. 16 last week to No. 12 today, the fifth-best team out of the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, on Insider's Player Power Rankings, NHL shutout leader Henrik Lundqvist checks in as the league’s No. 3 netminder, behind Boston’s Tim Thomas and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. Those rankings are compiled by Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus using their GVT valuation metric.

Much like a double rainbow, the meaning is relative and you can take these posts for what they’re worth. But still, it’s an awfully pretty sight for Rangers fans this late in the season.