An exterior view of the Devils' Prudential Center (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Devils, NHL Battling Mysterious Mumps Outbreak

Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.

12/12/2014

Kevin Hayes 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: Rangers’ Rookie Kevin Hayes Looks Like The Real Deal

Rookie center Kevin Hayes has special written all over him. The 22-year-old Boston College graduate has adapted quickly to the demands of the fast-paced NHL, earning the trust of teammates and head coach Alain Vigneault.

12/11/2014

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

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Mike Carlson/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 NY/NJ sports landscape.

12/09/2014

Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers celebrates his game-winning goal at 3:45 of overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ultra-Tough Kevin Klein Has Been The Rangers’ Savior

Klein has been the one Rangers defenseman who has been dependable in all areas of the ice over the span of 26 games.

12/09/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers scores at 8:40 of the second period against Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Klein Saves Rangers In OT After Losing Part Of Ear

Kevin Klein, bloodied earlier by a high stick that ripped off part of his ear, fired in a slap shot 3:45 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

12/09/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 26: Cedrick Desjardins #40 of the New York Rangers stop a shot against the Chicago Blackhawks during a preseason game at the United Center on September 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Rangers defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Helm Leads Red Wings Past Rangers 3-2

Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victory.

12/06/2014

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers is hit into the boards by Radko Gudas #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2014.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Oh How The Mighty Rangers Have Fallen

Are the Rangers a playoff-caliber team? Certainly. Are they Stanley Cup contenders? It sure isn’t looking that way.

12/02/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (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 NY/NJ sports landscape.

12/02/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a shorthanded empty net goal by Ondrej Palat #18 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2014 in New York City. The Lightning defeated the Rangers 6-3.   (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lightning Beat Rangers 6-3 On Strong Night From Connolly, Johnson

Brett Connolly’s second goal of the game during a third-period power play lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight win over the New York Rangers, 6-3 on Monday night.

12/02/2014

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

Brassard, Rangers Too Much For Flyers

Derick Brassard scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday afternoon.

11/29/2014

Rangers forward Martin St. Louis (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Rangers Look To Beat Flyers Again Following 3-0 Win Friday

The Rangers (10-8-4) have won nine straight regular-season home meetings with the Flyers (8-11-3), who lost those games by a combined 33-9 score after a 2-0 loss Nov. 19.

11/29/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Reaches Major Milestone, Rangers Put It All Together In Philly

Martin St. Louis reached 1,000 career points with a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 26 saves and the New York Rangers beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 Friday.

11/28/2014

Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers positions himself in front of the Tampa Bay Lightning net at the Amalie Arena on November 26, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lightning Top Martin St. Louis, Rangers 4-3

Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014

Islanders fans (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 20 Things New York Sports Fans Can Be Thankful For

If you look hard, there were some moments and players from 2014 that made us thankful that we are who we are: loyal Big Apple sports fans to the core.

11/26/2014

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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.

2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - New York Rangers v New York Islanders

New York Rangers Photos Of The Week: Jan. 27 — Feb. 2

New York Rangers photos of the week.

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