FILE -- Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Stops 35, Rangers Skate To 2-1 Win Over Blue Jackets

Marc Staal and Chris Kreider both scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

01/16/2015

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Okposo Scores Four As Isles Top Penguins 6-3, Regain 1st Place In East

Kyle Okposo scored three of his four goals in the third period to complete his first NHL hat trick, and the New York Islanders jumped back into first place in the Eastern Conference.

01/16/2015

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Rangers, Marc Staal Closing In On 6-Year Contract Extension

Staal, 28, is in his eighth season with the Rangers. The former first-round pick of the Blueshirts has scored a goal and added six assists in 41 games this season.

01/16/2015

Patrice Bergeron celebrates after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period at TD Garden on January 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers, Desperately Missing Stepan, Gift-Wrap Bruins A Win

All season long, the Rangers have looked like two different teams when Derek Stepan is and isn’t in the lineup. They need him back and healthy ASAP.

01/16/2015

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 15: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins is called for boarding against Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers during the second period at TD Garden on January 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Rask, Bruins Hand Rangers 2nd Straight Shutout Loss

Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for his second shutout, Patrice Bergeron scored a first-period goal, and the Boston Bruins won their fifth straight by beating the New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night.

01/16/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Goalie Halak Heading To All-Star Game As Injury Replacement

When the Islanders traded for Jaroslav Halak’s rights and then signed him to a four-year, $18 million contract over the summer, they envisioned a horse No. 1 goalie who could carry them to new heights. So far, so good.

01/15/2015

J.T. Miller #10 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck during NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on December 13, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Stepan Injury Thrusts J.T. Miller Into The Spotlight

Through 20 games, Miller has scored five goals and collected five assists. That’s solid production for a player who has mostly been getting bottom-six minutes.

01/15/2015

Nikolay Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Isles’ Final Season On Long Island Is Already Feeling Special

After missing the playoffs seven times in nine seasons, the New York Islanders might finally be finding out what it’s like to be on the right side of the breaks.

01/15/2015

Scott Gomez #21 of the New Jersey Devils leads the back as they celebrate Jaromir Jagr's goal in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 3, 2015 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Score 3 Goals In 68 Seconds, Beat Kings

Steve Bernier netted his first two power-play goals of the season, and the New Jersey Devils scored three times during a 68-second span of the second period in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

01/15/2015

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 13, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Howie Rose: Islanders Look Poised To Go ‘For A Little Ride’ This Spring

Howie Rose has been the voice of the Islanders for two decades and he’s the first to admit he’s never seen anything like what the team is doing this season.

01/14/2015

Calvin de Haan of the New York Islanders and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers battle for the puck at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Murphy’s Law In Full Effect As Rangers Fall To Rival Isles

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault predicted the highly anticipated showdown would be “a New York classic.” It turned out to be a night to forget for the sluggish Blueshirts.

01/14/2015

Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Cool Off Rangers With Dominant 3-0 Win At MSG

Frans Nielsen’s short-handed tally capped the Islanders’ three-goal second period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and Long Island’s team cooled off the New York Rangers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.

01/14/2015

Jim Dowd with the Devils in 2007 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Former Devils Center Jim Dowd Accused Of Assaulting High School Player

A former New Jersey Devils player who now coaches a high school team is accused of kicking a 16-year-old player in the back.

01/13/2015

Members of the Islanders and the Rangers brawl during a game at Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 24, 2007. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

10 Of The Best Games In Islanders-Rangers History

Not that you need any other motivation to get excited about Tuesday night’s big game between the Islanders and Rangers, but we figured we’d give you some anyway.

01/13/2015