Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers celebrates his first NHL goal at 7:18 of the third period against the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rookie Kevin Hayes Is Impressing Rangers With His Veteran Poise

Even though Hayes is fresh out of college and only four games into his NHL career, head coach Alain Vigneault is impressed with Hayes’ poise with the puck and intelligent decision-making.

10/20/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers saves a shot by Eriah Hayes #76 of the San Jose Sharks in the third period at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rangers Net 2 In 4 Seconds, Lundqvist Stops Sharks

Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

10/20/2014

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers scores the game-winning goal against Anton Khudobin of the Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes during their game at Madison Square Garden on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Red-Hot Rick Nash Is The Man With The Midas Touch

Nash has been an ever-present force, extinguishing any concerns that his $7.8 million annual salary through the 2017-18 season would be a burden on the Blueshirts.

10/17/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers celebrates his game winning goal in a 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes during their game at Madison Square Garden on October 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nash Scores Lone Shootout Goal As Rangers Skate Past Hurricanes

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and then all three attempts in a shootout, and Rick Nash scored the only goal in the tiebreaker to lift the New York Rangers over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1.

10/17/2014

Goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, and John Tavares, second from left, of the Islanders celebrate their 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Suffering Through A Full-Blown Defensive Crisis

Had John Tortorella still been coaching the Rangers, turnover-prone defenseman Mike Kostka would have been glued to the bench for the rest of Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss to the rival Islanders. As it were, Alain Vigneault had other ideas.

10/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14:  Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders (L) celebrates his goal at 10:59 of the third period along with h91#2 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2014 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Skate Past Rangers 6-3 Thanks To Big Third Period

Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to snap a tie 48 seconds into the third period, and the undefeated New York Islanders netted four goals on seven shots in the final frame.

10/15/2014

Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: New Father Nash Looks To Continue Hot Start When Rangers Play Isles

Rick Nash’s early season resurgence on the ice has coincided with joy off the ice. On Monday, his wife, Jessica, delivered a healthy baby boy named McLaren.

10/14/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.

10/14/2014

John Tavares skates against the New York Rangers in 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders, Rangers Both Have Something To Prove As Rivals Meet At MSG

The Rangers spoiled what was supposed to be a celebration with an embarrassing performance. They’ll look to get back on track by continuing their dominance over the rival Islanders at MSG.

10/14/2014

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers trips over James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at Madison Square Garden on October 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs Score 5 In 2nd Period, Rout Rangers

Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs broke out of their scoring slumber with five goals in the second period against Henrik Lundqvist and wrecked the New York Rangers’ home opener with a 6-3 victory on Sunday night.

10/12/2014

Blake Siebenaler of the Columbus Blue Jackets poses for a portrait during the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Atkinson Scores 2 To Lead Blue Jackets Past Rangers, 5-2

Cam Atkinson scored twice while Marko Dano and Nick Foligno each had a goal and an assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

10/11/2014

Rangers forward Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Top Line Does Its Job, Rangers Can Survive Rash Of Injuries

On Thursday night, the Rangers entered a rowdy building in St. Louis and emerged as the victors thanks to a bit of magic from their top line. It will have to continue.

10/10/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Dan Boyle Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Hand

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault revealed the injury following New York’s 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in the season opener Thursday night.

10/10/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nash Scores Pair Of Goals As Rangers Edge Blues 3-2

Rick Nash had two goals and an assist, including the tiebreaking score late in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Thursday night in the first game of the season for both teams.

10/10/2014

Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 4, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Matching Last Season’s Success Won’t Be Easy For New-Look Rangers

Last season, the Rangers surprised many by reaching their first Stanley Cup Final since 1994. The 2014-15 Rangers have more of a youthful look after a number of familiar faces moved on to new teams.

10/09/2014

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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers hugs teammate Brian Boyle #22 after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six to win the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rangers Bound For Finals

The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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