Derick Brassard celebrates his goal with Dominic Moore and J.T. Miller against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on January 7, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Put NHL On Notice Ahead Of LA Showdown

Look up and down the lineup. Every player is contributing. And Wednesday’ night’s win over NHL-best Anaheim was a statement to the rest of the league.

01/08/2015

Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks attempts to break from Chris Kreider #20 and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers during the first period at Honda Center on January 7, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Rangers Top Ducks For 11th Win In 12 Games

Rick Nash scored his 25th goal, Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, and the New York Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.

01/08/2015

The Rangers’ Dan Boyle celebrates with teammates after assisting on a goal against the Stars in on Dec. 29, 2014, in Dallas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Heading Back To Cali With An Invigorated Power Play

How the Rangers fare on their California road swing could be a true measurement of their progress following last summer’s Stanley Cup Final defeat.

01/07/2015

Dan Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his team after assisting on a goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on December 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/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.

01/07/2015

Anthony Duclair (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Rangers Send Forward Anthony Duclair Back To Junior Team

The 19-year-old Duclair was assigned to Quebec on Tuesday, one day after he and Team Canada won the gold medal at the World Junior Championship.

01/07/2015

Anthony Duclair (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Facing Decision On Star Prospect Anthony Duclair

Eventually his talent will blossom into NHL stardom, but this isn’t going to be Duclair’s year to shine. In all likelihood, the Rangers will return him to the juniors.

01/06/2015

A tribute is held for the late Stuart Scott, who passed away from his battle with cancer on January 4, 2015, before a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Reid Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stuart Scott Mourned By Colleagues, Athletes, President Obama

“You beat cancer by how you live. So live. Live. Fight like hell.” That fight ended Sunday when Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality, died at age 49.

01/05/2015

FILE -- A close up view of the action in the front row as the Colorado Avalanche face the New York Rangers at the Pepsi Center on November 19, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Rangers 5-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rangers Score 4 In 1st Period, Rout Sabres 6-1

Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider and Rick Nash scored power-play goals 2:32 apart in the first period, and the surging New York Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

01/03/2015

Fans cheer during the 2015 NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park on January 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL’s Winter Classic Is A Gimmick That Needs To Go Away

While everyone likes to say how wonderful it is, it’s time for a little truth. These outdoor games are ridiculous, and they diminish the sport.

01/02/2015

Derek Stepan  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Stepan’s Contributions Proving Vital For Surging Rangers

Since returning on Nov. 8, Rangers center Derek Stepan has been playing the most dominant hockey of his five-year NHL career.

01/01/2015

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19:  Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers stops a shot in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 19, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Get Back To Winning Ways, Top Panthers 5-2

Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider and Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist each, and the New York Rangers got back to their winning ways with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.

12/31/2014

Brad Malone of the Carolina Hurricanes battles for possession of the puck against J.T. Miller, left, of the New York Rangers during their NHL game at PNC Arena on December 20, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Being Rewarded For Their Faith In J.T. Miller

Sometimes the smartest moves are the ones you don’t make. The Rangers are finding that out about former first-round pick J.T. Miller.

12/31/2014

Derek Jeter hits a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

WATCH: 10 Memorable NY/NJ Sports Moments From 2014

Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.

12/31/2014

Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.

12/31/2014

The New York Islanders leave the ice after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime in a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

If you thought you had a bad Monday, these guys lost their jobs. Personally, I thought Rex deserved another shot.

12/30/2014

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

New York Rangers photos of the week.

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