Mats Zuccarello and Dallas defeated Nashville last night in six games to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
The Rangers will get Dallas’ first round pick in 2019 if Dallas defeats St. Louis in the next round and Zuccarello plays in 50% of the playoff games.
If St. Louis defeats Dallas in the second round the Rangers will get Dallas’ 2nd round pick in 2019.
In addition to Dallas moving on, their series win over Nashville means that the first round pick the Rangers got from Winnipeg for Kevin Hayes an be no lower than 21st overall. (NYR)
Adam Rotter: The Rangers can still move up a spot or two with the Winnipeg pick depending on how some of the second round match ups play out. If Vegas plays Colorado than the Rangers automatically move up to 20 since one of those two teams will drop to being in one of the final four spots. If Columbus beats Boston or Toronto in the second round than the Rangers would again move up a spot since Columbus would drop to the final four. if Carolina beats the Caps and then the Isles the Rangers would again move up, but if the Caps beat Carolina the Rangers don’t move up.