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Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers controls the puck against Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rivalry Renewed — Rangers-Flyers Playoffs Preview

It’s been 17 years since the Rangers and Flyers met in the playoffs. There’s a sense of enormity brewing ahead of what should be a memorable, tightly fought, blood-and-guts kind of series.

04/14/2014

Peter DeBoer (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Lou Lamoriello: Devils Coach Pete DeBoer Will Return Next Season

“There are a lot of rumors going on, a lot of misinformation about our coach,” Lamoriello said after the first period of the Devils’ 3-2 win over Boston. “So, I’m going to step out of character and put this to rest.”

04/14/2014

Brad Richards and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers battle for the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rangers Playoff Schedule: Dates, Times For Opening Series Against Flyers

“It’s a pretty good rivalry,” Rangers forward Brian Boyle said last week, “because we hate each other.” Here’s what you’ll need to know to set the DVR.

04/14/2014

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brodeur, Devils Edge Bruins 3-2 To Close Out Season

Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.

04/14/2014

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 10: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders looks on during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on January 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Islanders defeated the Avalanche 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nelson, Isles, Top Sabres 4-3 In Shootout

Brock Nelson scored with 3:44 left in regulation to force overtime and then netted the decisive shootout goal to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night in a season-ending matchup of non-playoff teams.

04/13/2014

MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 12:  Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens gets down to stop the puck on an attempt by Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on April 12, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Canadiens defeated the Rangers 1-0 in overtime.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Gionta’s OT Goal Helps Canadiens Beat Rangers 1-0

Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot at 2:04 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers in the final NHL regular-season game for both teams Saturday night.

04/12/2014

Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils tends net against the New York Islanders during the second period at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Beat Devils’ Brodeur In His Possible Last Start

Frans Nielsen, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome scored in the shootout, and the Islanders beat the New Jersey 3-2 in what might have been Devils goalie Martin Brodeur’s final start.

04/11/2014

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on March 30, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, Nash Is A Game-Changer Who Gets Way Too Much Grief

He probably won’t win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy again, nor will he “freight train” opponents for the entirety of 60 minutes — but there’s no doubting the unmistakable game-changing value that Rick Nash brings to the Rangers.

04/11/2014

The Rangers' Benoit Pouliot celebrates his second-period goal with Kevin Klein on April 10, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (credit: Getty Images)

Rangers Edge Sabres, Clinch Home Ice In 1st Round

Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York’s third shot of the third period, and the Rangers improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

04/11/2014

Ottawa Senators v New Jersey Devils

Devils Lose To Ottawa Senators 2-1 In Shootout

Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

04/10/2014

FILE -- Evgeni Nabokov (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders, Evgeni Nabokov Blank Canadiens

Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored power-play goals late in the second period as the New York Islanders topped the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Thursday night.

04/10/2014

The Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo, bottom, tangles with the Rangers’ Derek Dorsett during a first-period fight at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 24, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Boyle On Potential Rangers-Flyers Playoff Series: ‘We Hate Each Other’

If you are an old school hockey fan you have to hope the Columbus Blue Jackets take the rest of the regular season off. That way, the Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers can resume a rivalry that’s among the most storied in the NHL.

04/10/2014

Eric Gelinas #22 of the New Jersey Devils is hit by Joe Colborne #8 of the Calgary Flames during the third period at Prudential Center on April 7, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Not This Year: Devils Eliminated From Playoff Contention

The Devils were eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night after the Red Wings got a point in their shootout loss to the Penguins and the Blue Jackets defeated the Stars.

04/10/2014

An exterior view of the Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Get It Right For Fans Before Bolting Coliseum

It’s almost astounding how quickly the tides turned; how fast chants of “We Want Playoffs!” were replaced with “Fire Cappy!” and “Sell Wang Sell!” and how suddenly everything went wrong.

04/10/2014

Brad Richards, No. 19, celebrates his goal with his teammates during the Rangers’ game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on April 8, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Equipped To Handle Key Injuries Heading Into Playoffs

The big fear among the Rangers’ fan base is whether the Blueshirts are built to handle the possibility of essential defenseman Ryan McDonagh and emerging winger Chris Kreider missing the start of the playoffs. As I see it, have no fear.

04/09/2014

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