Calvin de Haan of the New York Islanders and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers battle for the puck at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Murphy’s Law In Full Effect As Rangers Fall To Rival Isles

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault predicted the highly anticipated showdown would be “a New York classic.” It turned out to be a night to forget for the sluggish Blueshirts.

01/14/2015

Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Cool Off Rangers With Dominant 3-0 Win At MSG

Frans Nielsen’s short-handed tally capped the Islanders’ three-goal second period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and Long Island’s team cooled off the New York Rangers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.

01/14/2015

Members of the Islanders and the Rangers brawl during a game at Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 24, 2007. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

10 Of The Best Games In Islanders-Rangers History

Not that you need any other motivation to get excited about Tuesday night’s big game between the Islanders and Rangers, but we figured we’d give you some anyway.

01/13/2015

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers and Kevin Klein #8 discuss play before a face-off against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period at Staples Center on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: There’s Little Separating Rangers, Isles Ahead Of Tuesday’s Showdown

It’s the game that has New York buzzing. The streaking Rangers and Metropolitan-leading Islanders will lock horns on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

01/13/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

For The First Time In A Long Time, Islanders-Rangers Is Loaded With Juice

When the Rangers and the Islanders take the ice Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for their second meeting of the season, the rivalry will be back front and center in the minds of New Yorkers for the first time in a long while.

01/12/2015

FILE -- Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Makes 30 Saves To Lead Rangers Past Sharks 3-1

Henrik Lundqvist is playing like an All-Star, even if he’s not recognized as one.

01/11/2015

New York Rangers' Kevin Klein (R) celebrates his goal in front of Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings to tie the game 2-2 during the second period at Staples Center on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: On Western Swing, Rangers Prove They’re Beasts Of East

Speed kills. It appears the blazing Blueshirts have perfected AV’s system after defeating two Pacific Division powerhouses in the Ducks and Kings in consecutive nights.

01/09/2015

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers watches his missed tip in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Rangers Top Kings In Stanley Cup Finals Rematch

Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 28 saves and the New York Rangers held off the Los Angeles Kings for a 4-3 victory Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup finals.

01/09/2015

Knicks fans wear bags over their heads during a loss to the Rockets at Madison Square Garden on January 8, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Jets Zero In, Knicks Fans Speak Out, Rangers Just Keep Winning

After Boomer got through gloating about his red-hot Rangers, the guys talked about the thorough process involved with Gang Green’s head coach and GM search.

WFAN–01/09/2015

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4 New York Players Who Should Get Hall Call

Earlier in the week, Mike Piazza was rejected once again for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Still, he is one of quite a few local athletes who should eventually get in.

01/08/2015

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

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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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