Derek Stepan #21, Kevin Hayes #13 and Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers celebrate the win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yandle Is Showing That He Can Be Rangers’ Difference-Maker

During Sunday’s victory, Yandle became the only defenseman to record three 40-assist seasons since 2010-11.

03/23/2015

Travis Hamonic #3 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Prudential Center on March 21, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

After a shutout win against the Penguins and completing a season sweep of the Sabres, the New Jersey Devils were the victims of a shutout and a season sweep by the Islanders.

03/23/2015

Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Make Statement With Rout Of West-Leading Ducks

Derek Stepan broke out of a long slump with two goals and an assist, and the New York Rangers caught the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks atop the NHL standings with a 7-2 rout Sunday night.

03/23/2015

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes a save on a shot by Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils during the third period at the Prudential Center on March 21, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Halak Shutout, Strome Goal Help Islanders End 4-Game Skid

Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves in his return to the lineup, and the New York Islanders snapped a season-high, four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

03/21/2015

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Rangers Hold Off Hurricanes, Win 3-2 In SO

Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller scored, and Mats Zuccarello had the lone goal in the shootout as the New York Rangers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.

03/21/2015

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Mark Fraser #32, Martin Havlat #9 and Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate a goal against the Buffalo Sabres by teammate Jordin Tootoo (not pictured) at First Niagara Center on March 20, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. New Jersey defeated Buffalo 3-1. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Bernier Scores Twice As Devils Skate To 3-1 Win Over Sabres

Steve Bernier scored twice, including the 100th of his career, in leading the New Jersey Devils 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

03/20/2015

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, right, in action against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 18, 2015, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Are Poised To Make A Brilliant Run To Glory This Spring

Here they come, thundering down the stretch.

03/20/2015

Lou Amundson #21 and Alexey Shved #1 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/19/2015

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Henrik Lundqvist Eager To Rejoin Cup-Contending Rangers

One day after being cleared to return to practice following a serious neck injury, New York’s No. 1 goalie is still a ways away from game action — largely because the Rangers’ schedule leaves little room for practice.

03/19/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers retrieves the game winning goal puck from the net following a goal by Brad Richards #91 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2015 in New York City. The Blackhawks defeated the Rangers 1-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Richards Snaps 3rd Period Stalemate As Rangers Fall To Chicago

Brad Richards broke a scoreless deadlock 7:19 into the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks cooled off goalie Cam Talbot and the surging New York Rangers 1-0 on Wednesday night.

03/19/2015

Fans hold signs for Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks during a game against the Sacramento Kings on February 15, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cinderella Stories: 5 Athletes Who Took N.Y. For A Ride

We’re all suckers for the Cinderella story. The underdog, the unknown athlete who comes out of nowhere and rises to the occasion.

03/18/2015

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Hitting A Wall Was Inevitable, But It’s Time For Them To Grow Up

The Islanders have looked pretty good this season, the last couple of weeks notwithstanding. Lately, it’s been more of a rough go.

03/18/2015

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: What Controversy? Lundqvist Gives Rangers Best Shot At Winning Cup

Just like an old Western where one man stays and the other gets out of Dodge, this town isn’t big enough for two top goaltenders.

03/18/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Isles Drop 4th Straight, Fall To Chicago 4-1

Jonathan Toews scored twice and assisted on both of Marian Hossa’s goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the slumping New York Islanders 4-1 on Tuesday night.

03/18/2015

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 17: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils makes the third period save on Steve Downie #23 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center on March 17, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils shut out the Penguins 2-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schneider Stops 35, Devils Shut Out Penguins 2-0

Cory Schneider made 35 saves in earning his fifth shutout of the season, and the New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh 2-0 on Tuesday night, sending the Penguins to their third straight loss.

03/18/2015