Two games, two losses and the chances of hitting the post-season are dwindling fast.
And with the end of the regular season in sight - there are six games to go - it got me thinking of the annual team awards.
I'll take my stab at some of them this week.
First up is MVP, and I can guarantee you that my pick is not obvious. I'm making a case for role player Curtis Meighan.
Yes, that is correct. But hear me out.
First, one could argue that no one deserves the MVP award in a year that sees the club miss the playoffs or miraculously squeak into the last spot in the dying days of the schedule.
But that's no fun and I doubt the Rangers share that logic.
So, if I had my way it would go to Meighan. It's not a sexy choice. But consider the facts.
There is no clear cut choice offensively for the Rangers this season. It doesn't look - in part due to injuries - that anyone is going to crack the 50-point barrier. Heck, only two guys may finish the season with more than 40 points.
Had Justin Bailey not gotten hurt and finished the year with 30 goals and 50 points, he'd be well in the discussion. But at this point, a timetable for his return is unknown.
With no elite offensive weapon, that just means we look to the back end, right? There have been some pleasant surprises, especially rookies Frank Hora and Logan Schmidt. Dmitrii Sergeev has developed nicely of late and Max Iafrate is having a career year.
But that breakthrough shutdown d-man isn't there, at least for MVP honours. And it's just as indecisive in net where neither Matt Greenfield or Jordan DeKort have established themselves as the team's No. 1 goalie.
So we have to dig deeper for MVP. On to Meighan.
* He's the only player on the Rangers (out of 36) who has played every game this season.
* In a year where the Rangers have allowed the second most goals against in the west, he remains a plus player and has been one for almost the entire season. He's one of only two on the team on the right side of that equation. The other is Sergeev, who has played 19 fewer games.
* He has set career highs in goals (10), assists (22) and points (32). That has him fifth in team scoring but only 11 back of Bailey, who leads the squad.
* He's probably the only centre on the team who has played with every winger. He's been the pivot on every line, even the fourth, and never complains about it.
* He's one of, if not the, best faceoff man on the team.
* He is a key penalty killer and one of the best shot blockers.
* He keeps his emotions in check and is never a liability on the ice. And, from all accounts, he's a positive influence in the locker room.
* He's one of only a few Rangers who has increased his point total in the second half of the season as the team fights for a playoff spot.
So, there you have it. To me, Meighan is the man.
Honourable mentions: Justin Bailey, Nick Magyar, Max Iafrate