The Rangers (31-6-3) roughed up the Northern Cyclones in last weekend’s two-game set, 7-4 and 8-3, and look to finish as the division leader in both Goals For (210) and Goals Allowed (99), a plus-111 differential. Mike McPherson (48-38-86) and Jonny Andrews (31-55-86) could both eclipse 100 points while Nikita Kuznetsov (24-43-67) has also enjoyed a massive season. Twin goalies Harrison Vangellow and Mike Paglucca have combined for six shutouts.
The third-place Walpole Express (27-11-1) is riding a five-game winning streak heading into a three-game weekend. Sunday’s visit to the fourth-place Boston Bandits could determine the third and fourth seeds. In the past week, the Express tripped the Wolves, 5-2, swept the Valley Jr. Warriors, 5-2 and 4-3. Bradley Arvanitis had 79 saves in the two wins against the Warriors.