So don't read too much into the Guelph Storm's pitiful 3-13 record to end their Ontario Hockey League season.
Two of those wins came against the Kitchener Rangers in the past week, which makes the team's Western conference quarter-final against the Storm — which begins Friday at the Aud — all the more intriguing.
"If anything, I think it's a good thing," said Blueshirts bench boss Jay McKee, of the pair of recent losses to their Highway 7 rival. "That tells our guys we're in for a series."
On paper, the best-of-seven series should be all Rangers.