Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

What Fans Of Each Local Team Have To Be Thankful For

It hasn’t been a very good year for New York sports franchises, but it’s important not to get lost in the moment.

11/26/2014

Martin St. Louis fights for the puck with Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ St. Louis Heads Back To Tampa 2 Points Shy Of Magical 1,000

Martin St. Louis used to own Tampa, Fla. Now he’s simply a visitor on a quest.

11/25/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 and John Tavares #91 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.

11/25/2014

Martin St. Louis fights for the puck with Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Sets The Tone For A Rangers Turnaround

The 39-year-old winger was a force throughout Sunday’s victory over Montreal, harassing the Habs with his legs and executing an array of jaw-dropping passes.

11/24/2014

The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Outdoor-Game Documentaries To Be ‘Epix’ For Hockey Fans

The “Road to the Winter Classic” and “Road to the Stadium Series” on Epix will only make these marquee games even more memorable with behind-the-scenes access and the ability to tell stories.

11/24/2014

The New York Rangers celebrates 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)

Lundqvist, Rangers Roll Over Surging Canadiens 5-0

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fourth shutout, and theNew York Rangers routed the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Sunday night.

11/24/2014

An exterior view of the First Niagara Center  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Shifts Rangers’ Game At Buffalo To February 20

The NHL is juggling its schedule to squeeze in a postponed game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers.

11/21/2014

Greg Waters (L) tries to remove some of the five feet of snow from a driveway on November 20, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)

Friday’s Rangers-Sabres Game In Buffalo Postponed Because Of Snow

The NHL has postponed the Sabres’ home game against the New York Rangers on Friday night due to a severe lake-effect storm hitting the Buffalo region.

11/20/2014

Kevin Klein clears the puck ahead of Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers on November 19, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Remains One Of Sather’s Great Steals

The Rangers pulled the plug on MDZ at the right time. Meanwhile, Kevin Klein has been trusted to play an increased role this season — and it’s paying off.

11/20/2014

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)

Talbot Picks Up First ‘W’ Of The Season With 2-0 Shutout Of Flyers

Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his first win of the season and fourth career NHL shutout, and the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

11/20/2014

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)

Hartnett: Vigneault Right To Be Furious After Callahan, Lightning Rout Rangers

Ryan Callahan, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle stormed into MSG to give Rangers fans a taste of what their team is missing: effort, execution and confidence.

11/18/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates around Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers before scoring a goal in the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Callahan Nets 2, Leads Lightning Over Rangers In Return To Garden

Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night.

11/18/2014

Travis Hamonic #3 (C) of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 6:38 of the second period against the Colorado Avalanche and is joined by John Tavares #91 (L) and Kyle Okposo #21 (R). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.

11/17/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers attempts to steal the puck away from Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Penguins Win SO After Rangers Goal Disallowed

Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a 3-2 victory over New Yorkon Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Marc Staal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Would Be Smart Not To Let Staal Contract Talks Drag On

At some point, Marc Staal will put pen to paper on a lucrative, long-term contract. It just remains to be seen if the Rangers will be the ones to pony up the dough.

11/14/2014

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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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