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

03/24/2015

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

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

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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

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

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

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Cleared To Return To Rangers Practice

The former Vezina Trophy winner has been working out on the ice, but facing only low shots.

03/17/2015

Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shields the puck from Matt Bartkowski #43 of the Boston Bruins during overtime at TD Garden on March 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

NHL General Managers Like Idea Of 3-On-3 Overtime Next Season

Three-on-three overtime is getting a nod from NHL general managers, although a format decision and final approval are still needed.

03/17/2015

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Say St. Louis To Miss Up To 2 Weeks With Lower Body Injury

St. Louis appeared to get hurt during Sunday night’s game when Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov fell shoulder-first on his right knee early in the third period.

03/16/2015

Tad Smith (Photo by David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

Madison Square Garden President And CEO Tad Smith Resigns

Madison Square Garden President and CEO Tad Smith has resigned to take on the same roles at auction house Sotheby’s.

03/16/2015

Cam Talbot #33 and Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrate a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers after their game at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Rangers Not At Their Best, Cam Talbot Comes To The Rescue

Scorching-hot goaltender Cam Talbot continued his mastery between the pipes. Talbot made 38 saves, including 20 during a one-sided second period controlled by the visitors.

03/16/2015

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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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