in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2015 in New York City.

Moore Scores Late, Rangers Beat Lightning 2-1 In Game 1

Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play and the New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday.

05/16/2015

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, top, takes down Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman during the teams’ meeting in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: If Rangers Play Their ‘A’ Game, There’s No Way The Lightning Win

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.

05/16/2015

Ryan Callahan skates around Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist before scoring a goal in the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Appendectomy Be Damned — Callahan May Play When Lightning, Rangers Open East Finals

Though he skated Thursday and practiced without limitations Friday, Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is officially day-to-day for the opener of the Eastern Conference finals against the Rangers.

05/15/2015

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist clears the puck against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 6 of the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on May 10, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lightning May Have The Firepower, But The Rangers Have Lundqvist

This is the series that the Rangers have been waiting for all season.

05/15/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Will Rangers Advance Past Deep, Explosive Lightning?

The Bolts dominated the Rangers during the regular season. But that was a long time ago. Let’s take a look at both teams heading into the Eastern Conference finals.

05/15/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault On WFAN: Zuccarello ‘Starting To Work Out’

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault isn’t ruling out Mats Zuccarello’s return in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/15/2015

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)

Boomer & Carton: Pierre McGuire Previews Rangers-Lightning Series

“Nobody cares about hockey, Boomer!” That’s not true, at least not right now.

WFAN–05/15/2015

Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider celebrate after Derek Stepan scores the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Stepan ‘Matteau,’ Rangers Summon The Spirit Of ’94

Ordinary clubs crumble when their backs are pressed against the wall. Not the panic-less Rangers. They chip away.

05/14/2015

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Seven

Counting Down The Best Game 7s In Rangers History

In honor of the Rangers’ dramatic Game 7 overtime victory on Wednesday night, here are the seven best Game 7s in franchise history.

05/14/2015

Derek Stepan celebrates with Chris Kreider #20, Jesper Fast #19 and the rest of the New York Rangers after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Sweet Relief! But Rangers, Please Make The Next One Easy

I don’t care that the Lightning swept their season series against New York. Wasn’t that like … five months ago?

05/14/2015

The New York Rangers celebrate after winning Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Cardiac Rangers Advance To East Finals To Face Lightning

It would seem there are two certainties ahead for the Rangers. First, they will see some very familiar faces in the lineup of their opponent in the Eastern Conference finals. Second, they will play lots of one-goal games.

05/14/2015

Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his team after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stepan Scores In OT As Rangers Take Game 7 From Caps

Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting the New York Rangers past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

05/14/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13:  Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his team after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals to win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals by a score of 2-1 during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: A Game 7 We Won’t Forget And The Booms Confronts Jerry Rice

It was hockey at the start as Boomer’s passion would not be denied — and even Craig found himself wrapped up in the Rangers buzz.

WFAN–05/14/2015

Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes against Curtis Glencross of the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Looking To Keep Game 7 Magic Alive At MSG

The Rangers have won their last five Game 7s dating to 2012, including a win in Pittsburgh last season that capped a rally from a 3-1 deficit.

05/13/2015

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six

Hartnett: Rangers Don’t Make Predictions — They Just Get Results

“We let them talk,” Hagelin said of the Caps. “We’re gonna do everything we can to focus on (ourselves) and what we can do to win the game.”

05/13/2015

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

New York Rangers photos of the week.

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